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Name LDH
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Procedure remarks Centrifuge off the serum within 1 h;
EDTA, citrate and fluoride plasmas are unsuitable;
haemolysis is disruptive;
relatively non-specific screening test for AMI (acute myocardial infarct), hepatitis, myocarditis, pulmonary embolism, etc.
Methodology photometry
Reference ranges 2.08-3.67 µkat/l (125-220 U/l)