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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD/LDH)

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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD/LDH) Test


LDH is an enzyme present in small amounts in the cells of the human body tissues and in the blood.

This test serves as a marker for cell lesions. Helps localizing the tissue damage and could indicate the affected organ or cells (isoenzymes LDH).

A test generally required in conjunction with other blood tests.

Testing moment
No fasting needed. Exercise should be avoided prior to sampling.
Low values causes
  • Vitamin C in a large amount
High values causes
  • Efforts or intense exercises
  • Tissue damages
  • Myocardial infarction
  • CVA
  • Hepatic diseases
  • Renal diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Etc.

Complementary tests : creatine kinase, CK-MB et troponin.

How to get tested

Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating yourlactate dehydrogenase (ld/ldh).

Perscription & Insurance

All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.

These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.

All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!