Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
LDH

Synonyms
Lactate Dehydrogenase

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.2 mL blood in a mint green or red top w/ yellow ring gel tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hr
Routine: 2-4 hrs

Processing Instructions
If testing is not performed immediately, do not refrigerate or freeze. Stability is ≤ 2 days at room temperature.

Methodology
Vitros

Ranges
Age Range
0-14 days 616-2040 U/L
14 days-5 years 425-975 U/L
5-12 years 370-840 U/L
12-14 years 370-785 U/L
14-18 years 370-645 U/L
> 18 years 313-618 U/L


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