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Test Code NBLD0175 Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Body Fluid

Important Note

This test has not been validated for CSF specimens.  For spinal fluid, refer to Mayo Misc test:

Do not use NBLD0339 LDH, CSF performed by Sanford Laboratories (Fargo).  It is not orderable for use by Bozeman and will be rejected.

Useful For

Identification of exudative pleural effusions


L-Lactate/NAD to NADH/Calibrated/37° C/ Bichromatic Rate

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Container/Tube: Green top (heparin), red top, or other suitable container

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Indicate specimen source on collection container.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid Ambient 4 hours
  Refrigerated 24 hours


Reference Values

No established reference range

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding