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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Body Fluid

Performing Laboratory

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)



Specimen Requirements

1 mL (minimum volume:  0.2 mL) of body fluid, send sample in sterile container to the libratory.

Spin down, separate fluid from cells, and send at ambient temperature only.

Specimen cannot be refrigerated or frozen.

Note:  Indicate source of specimen on specimen container and request form.

Reference Values

Exudate:  ≥200 U/L

Transudate:  <200 U/L


Room temp: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 4 days

Frozen: 2 months

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding