This is a routine blood test that checks for the amount of LDH released in the blood from almost all the cells of the body. This happens in response to the damage or destruction happening to cells of the body.
The test is used
The test is also performed on body fluids such as cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) to evaluate and distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis. It is also performed on pleural, peritoneal or pericardial fluid to determine the cause of the accumulation, which is due to injury and inflammation or due to imbalance of pressure within the blood vessel.
This test is performed
Body fluid test of LDH is performed when fluid is collected around the heart or lungs or abdomen or even brain; it helps in identifying the cause of the disease.
The test result is normal, if levels are 105 – 333 IU/L. It means
The test results are high, if levels are above 350 IU/L. It means
Low blood levels of LDH are rarely seen and it doesn’t indicate anything, it means normal functioning of the body.
High levels of LDH in body fluids indicate