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Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum

Lactate Dehydrogenase is an enzyme found in nearly all the cells of the body which activates the conversion of sugar into energy.

What is Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum?

Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum is a test is done to examine if there is any tissue damage that is taking place.

  • Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum evalutaes the levels of LDH in the blood.
  • The LDH levels in the body are indicative of any disease which the person may be affected by.

A higher level of Lactate Dehyderogenase in cerebrospinal fluid implies disorders of the nervous system.

Why is Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum suggested?

Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum is suggested for the following:

  • If the doctor suspects inflammation in the central nervous system.
  • If doctors suspects diseases like bacterial meningitis.
  • Elevated levels of LDH.

How is Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum performed?

Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum is performed as follows:

  • The blood could be drawn from the vein of the patient.
  • Alternatively, cerebrospinal fluid may be used as a sample. This is done by a small puncture in the lumbar region. In this, a needle is injected into the lower back of the patient.

What are the parameters measured in Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum?

Parameters measured in Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum are:

  • LDH level. In serum sample.

Preparation before performing Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum

Preparation for Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum is as follows:

  • The patient must inform the doctor about all the supplements and medications that he is consuming.

Post-care after Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum

Post-care for Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum is:

  • If the results indicate a higher level of LDH then the doctor would suggest treatment options for the tissue damage. Steps should be taken in the direction to prevent further damage.

Sample types in Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum

Sample types in Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum:

  • Cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Blood from the vein.

Side effects/risks of Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum

Side effects of Lactate Dehyderogenase, Serum are:

  • Bruising
  • Soreness
  • Headache and numbness in case of lumbar puncture.

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