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Lactate Dehydrogenase - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic LD
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: CMGH, HRH, SDHS
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) LD, LDH
Reference Interval

1 day – 5 years

125-320 U/L

6 – 10 years

125-300 U/L

11 – 15 years

115-260 U/L

16 – 150 years

100-235 U/L