What is a Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test?
The Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test is a marker of cell and tissue damage in the body. While it is normal to have some levels of LDH in the body, high levels are associated with many different diseases and conditions.
When is the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test recommended?
Lactate Dehydrogenase testing is recommended when your doctor suspects that you have an acute or chronic health condition that is causing tissue damage.It is recommended:In particular, conditions that affect the heart, lungs, blood, kidney, and liver may be evaluated and monitored with the LDH test.Diagnose and monitor the diseases that cause cell damage.To check the severity of certain cancers and monitor patients during treatment.To monitor the abnormal collections of fluids in the body.
What does it measure?
The LDH test measures the levels of the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase in the blood. This enzyme is majorly involved in energy production and is found in nearly all of the body’s cells, with the very best levels within the cells of the gut, liver, muscles, and kidneys. It is released into the bloodstream as a result of damage to the tissues following an injury.Thus, the lactate dehydrogenase test may be a non-specific test that helps to work out the presence of conditions causing tissue damage somewhere within the body. Further, tests are performed to spot those conditions' precise cause and site.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What will be the cost of the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test in Delhi?
The cost of the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test in Delhi is Rs. 350.
How often should I get tested for the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test?
Your doctor prescribes a Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of a Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test?
313 to 618 U/L.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test?
Fasting is not required.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) test with Orange Health Labs in Delhi?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. You can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi with us. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab at the optimal temperature. The results will be delivered to you faster too!