Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Lactate Dehydrogenase, Total Fluid Order Code : FLDH
Synonyms: LDH, Fluid; Fluid LDH
Specimen Type: Pericardial, Peritoneal, Ascites, Pleural, or Synovial fluid
Container Type: Sterile Container with no preservative
Required Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 4 days at 2 to 8°C.
CPT Codes: 83615
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB2868
SHC EPIC Code: LABFLDH
Causes For Rejection: Specimen collected in anything other than a plain, sterile container. Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.
Department: Chemistry