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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Body Fluid

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

CSFLDH

LAB2385 LDBF

 

Reporting Name

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF

Useful For

Identification of exudative pleural effusions

 

Lactate dehydrogenase in pericardial fluids is not diagnostically useful.

Method Name

Photometric

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Body Fluid


Necessary Information


1. Date and time of collection are required.

2. Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Specimen Type: Body fluid

Preferred Source:

-Peritoneal fluid (peritoneal, abdominal, ascites, paracentesis)

-Pleural fluid (pleural, chest, thoracentesis)

-Drain fluid (drainage, JP drain)

Acceptable Source: Write in source name with source location (if appropriate)

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge to remove any cellular material and transfer into a plastic vial.

2. Indicate the specimen source and source location on label.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Body Fluid Ambient (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  48 hours

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Other Anticoagulant or additive, breast milk, nasal secretions, gastric secretions, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL or bronchial washings), colostomy/ostomy, amniotic, saliva, sputum, urine, or vitreous fluid

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

CPT Code Information

83615

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LDBF Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF 14803-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LD_BF Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF 14803-1
FLD11 Fluid Type, Lactate Dehydrogenase 14725-6

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

1 week

NY State Approved

Yes