Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Test

The lactate dehydrogenase test checks the LDH blood level.

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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Test FAQ

What is a lactate dehydrogenase test?

The lactate dehydrogenase test, or LDH blood test, measures the lactate dehydrogenase blood level.

Why is an LDH test important?

The lactate dehydrogenase blood test helps screen for muscle damage and inflammatory conditions.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

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LDH Blood Test - More Information

The lactate dehydrogenase test, sometimes known as an LDH blood test, LD lab test and an LDH test, checks the lactate dehydrogenase blood level.

Lactate dehydrogenase (LD or LDH) is an enzyme that, in normal situations, helps a molecule called pyruvate convert into lactate. LD helps reduce muscle fatigue by regenerating energy to active muscles. In the setting of muscle damage, particularly heart muscle and blood cells, LDH is released by cells and tissues and blood levels go up. Additionally, high lactate dehydrogenase levels can be seen in cancer, chronic medical conditions such as lung or liver disease, and situations where red blood cells (RBCs) are breaking down. This LDH blood test is sometimes ordered at the same time as the creatine kinase test.

To get an LDH blood test near you, order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your lactate dehydrogenase lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample LDH lab results, the LD blood level will be reported as a number and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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