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LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum Test


The LDH test looks for signs of tissue damage throughout the body. The enzyme LDH is found in almost every cell in the body, including the blood, muscle, brain, kidney, pancreas and more. LDH converts sugar into energy by converting sugar into LDH. The test determines the amount of LDH in your blood or other body fluids. LDH enters the fluid phase of your blood when cells are damaged or killed.


Medics call this “serum” or “plasma.” LDH can also leak into other bodily fluids, including the fluid that surrounds the brain, spinal cord and other organs. The heart, liver and skeletal muscle are the organs that produce the most LDH, followed by the lungs, smooth muscle and brain. LDH plays an important role in the body’s energy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum test is done to measure the level of LDH enzyme in the blood. It is used as a general marker of tissue damage and can help diagnose various conditions such as heart attack, liver disease, muscle injury, anemia, and certain cancers.

The LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum test measures the level of the LDH enzyme in the blood. LDH is found in many tissues and is released into the bloodstream when cells are damaged or destroyed. Therefore, the level of LDH in the blood serves as a marker for tissue damage and certain diseases.

During the LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum test, a healthcare provider will draw blood from a vein in your arm. You may feel a slight pinch or discomfort when the needle is inserted. After the test, there might be mild bruising or soreness at the puncture site, but these effects are usually minimal and temporary.

If the LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum test results are present, it means that LDH levels in the blood were detected. Elevated LDH levels may indicate tissue damage or certain diseases, while normal levels suggest no significant abnormalities.

If the results are absent, it could indicate that LDH levels were below the detection limit of the test. In such cases, further evaluation may be needed to determine the cause of symptoms or abnormalities, or a repeat test may be required.

The LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Serum Test may be recommended for individuals with symptoms or conditions suggestive of tissue damage, such as heart attack, liver disease, muscle injury, anemia, suspected cancers, or certain medications' side effects.

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