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Blood biochemistry: lactate dehydrogenase

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Synonym(s): LD, LDH, Serum LDH, SLDH


Overview

  • Comprizes five isoenzymes found principally in skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, liver and red blood cells - not organ specific, but useful in assessment of muscle damage.
  • Longer half-life than creatinine phosphokinase .
  • Not commonly measured in the cat. Little data regarding diagnostic usefulness and reference ranges for LDH isoenzymes in the cat.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Varies between laboratories (electrophoresis needed for LDH isoenzymes).

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results most useful when interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.
    LDH without isoenzymes is so non-specific that it is rarely interpretatively useful.

Result Data

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