Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

Code

3595

Principle

LDH is an enzyme found in the cells of many body tissues, including the heart, liver, kidneys, skeletal muscle, brain, red blood cells, and lungs. It is responsible for converting muscle lactate into pyruvate, an essential step in producing cellular energy.LDH is used in the differential diagnosis of hemolytic anemia and as a tumor marker in some malignancies, such as germ cell tumors. LDH is elevated in hepatitis, glomerular nephritis,      pulmonary embolism, muscle disease, and many leukemias and lymphomas.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

IFCC