LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE, BODY FLUIDS

Mnemonic

BFLDH

Synonym

LSH - LD - L-Lactate: NAD+ oxidoreductase - EC 1.1.1.27

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid, one sterile container

Handling

Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. It is better to not refrigerate or freeze the specimen, but to hold them at room temperature (15-25°C) with analysis done ASAP. Specify type of body fluid on the collection container and test request form.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

INPATIENTS: Room temperature (15-25°C), run specimen immediately OUTPATIENTS: Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed, frozen or specimens collected in EDTA, potassium oxalate, or sodium fluoride as anticoagulants

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLULAR MATERIAL: Ambient (20-25°C): 3 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not established.

CPT Codes

83615

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:18 AM