Item Value
Test name Lactate Dehydrogenase, CSF
(Not a routinely available test. See 'Additional information')
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Normal range The LDH level in CSF is normally about 10% of the serum LDH level

Karcher DS, McPherson RA. Chapter 29: Cerebrospinal, synovial, serous body fluids, and alternative specimens. In Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22 Ed. McPherson RA, Pincus MR. Eds. Elsevier Saunders: Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL CSF
Collection Instructions Collect serum/plasma in addition if recent blood level is not available for comparison with CSF result. Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Sample type CSF

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