|Background:||LDH is the enzyme which catalyses the reversible conversion of lactate to pyruvate. Since this reaction is an integral part of the glycolytic pathway of carbohydrate metabolism, LDH is present in virtually all body tissue.
Elevated LDH can be caused by damage to nearly any body tissue but is most frequently requested along with ALT and CK to monitor myocardial infarction and for monitoring the treatment of metastatic carcinoma.
|Reference Ranges:||100 – 250 U/L|
|Associated Diseases:||Higher than normal levels:
|Specimen Requirements:||Sample type:
|Turnaround Time:||2 hours|