Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Lactate Dehydrogenase Fluid (LD, Fluid)

Sterile Specimen Cup

Container Type

Test ID LAB188
EPIC ORDER LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE, BODY FLUID
CPT Code(s) 83615
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL fluid; No preservatives; See comments
Stability


Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated:
4 days
Frozen:
42 days
Availability Routine: 24hrs/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hr; Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Variable
Comments Provide fluid type and source.

Reference ranges are not defined; therefore, other clinical data should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.

  • Peritoneal or Pleural fluid to Serum LDH ratio >0.6 may suggest an exudate origin.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 11, 2022

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514