Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)-CSF
Label Mnemonic: CFLD
Epic Lab Code: LAB637
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
CSF
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
0.5 mL
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
No established reference range (see Test Limitations)
Test Limitations:
This test is not approved by the FDA for this sample type. Performance characteristics and reference range have not been verified. A published study using Roche Diagnostics cobas 8000 analyzers has demonstrated that analysis of LDH in cerebrospinal fluid shows no evidence of systematic matrix interference. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings.

Reference: Owen WE et al. Body fluid matrix evaluation on a Roche cobas 8000 system. Clinical Biochemistry 2015; 48(13-14):911-914.
Methodology:
UV assay
CPT Code:
83615
 
See also:
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Plasma