Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Blood biochemistry: lactate dehydrogenase

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

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

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

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

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

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


ADDED