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

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD, LDH)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB96
CPT Code(s) 83615
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 2mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
Micro: 200µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability Unspun: 4 hours
Room Temp:
7 days
4 days
Frozen: Not acceptable
Availability Routine: 24hrs/day
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hr; Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal:
Lactate Dehydrogenase (U/L)
Age Male Female Unspecified
0 - 10 Years 226-373 226-373 226-373
10 - 15 years 188-320 148-325 188-320
15 - 18 years 130-302 123-233 130-233
>18 years 120-246 120-246 120-246
Comments Reference Ranges effective  7/13/2021

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 07, 2021

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