Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Lactate Dehydrogenase, Total, Serum/Plasma Order Code : LDH
Synonyms: LDH
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer) whole blood
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: LAB96
SHC EPIC Code: LABLDH
Department: Chemistry