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Test ID LDBF Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Body Fluid

Useful For

Identification of exudative pleural effusions

Method Name

Photometric

Reporting Name

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF

Specimen Type

Body Fluid


Necessary Information


Indicate specimen source.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid Ambient (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  48 hours

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83615

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LDBF Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF 14803-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LD_BF Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), BF 14803-1
FLD11 Fluid Type 14725-6

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer’s instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)