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Laboratory Medicine

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Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid

Test Name

Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 1 mL fluid

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect body fluid in red top vacutainer or sterile urine container. Indicate specimen source in order comments or on requisition. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

Rejection Criteria grossly hemolyzed, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Fluid LD is stable at room temperature for 8 h, refrigerated for 1 week and frozen at -15 to -20°C for 1 month.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turn Around Time (TAT)

3 hours

Test Utilization

Reference Value


Test code



Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic/Rate)

Testing Location


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