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Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid

Components

Name Method Department Units
Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid Enzymatic, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine U/L

Specimen Requirements

Fluids

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Keep at room temperature

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Refrigerated specimen
  • Sample too viscous

Comments

Identify fluid type. Not all fluids can be assayed. Interpret results with caution. Reference ranges are not available. Blood in specimen may cause falsely elevated result. Do NOT refrigerate, freeze OR place on ice.

CPT Code

  • 83615