LD - Overview: Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LD    
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Investigation of a variety of diseases involving the heart, liver, muscle, kidney, lung, and blood


Monitoring changes in tumor burden after chemotherapy, although, lactate dehydrogenase elevations in patients with cancer are too erratic to be of use in the diagnosis of cancer

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Laboratory Screening Tests for Suspected Multiple Myeloma in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric Rate

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

LD (Lactate Dehydrogenase)
LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)