Formal Name of the Test:
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD)
Other Names Used:
LDH; Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes; LD Isoenzymes; LDH Isoenzymes
Myocardial infarction, liver illness, pernicious and megaloblastic anemia, pulmonary emboli, cancers, and muscular dystrophy can all cause an increase in serum lactate dehydrogenase. The diagnostic utility of lactic dehydrogenase is restricted because it is found in numerous bodily tissues. Isoenzyme analysis may improve tissue specificity.
There is no need for any prior preparation.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics, Test Code 593
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