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Test Code LDCSF / 100156-LC LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE (LD), SPINAL FLUID

Performing Laboratory

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)

Clinical Significance

A fluid LD activity nearly equal to the plasma activity is usually associated with inflammatory processes

Method Name

Kinetic

Reference Values

No established reference ranges

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Analytic Time

1-2 Days

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Preferred Container

Screw-Capped Plastic Container

Preferred Volume

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF): 1 mL (Screw-Capped Plastic Container)

Minimum Volume

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF): 0.3 mL (Screw-Capped Plastic Container)

Specimen Collection and Handling

Maintain and send at room temperature.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Frozen: 14 Days

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Room Temp: 14 Days

Note: Stable X3 freeze/thaw cycles

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

83615 Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) (LDH)

LOINC Code Information

2529-6

Performing Laboratory Location

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)