LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)
Also Known As: LD, LDH, Lactic Dehydrogenase, Lactic Acid, Dehydrogenase
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is a marker of cell and tissue damage in the body. While it is normal to have some LDH in the body, high levels are associated with many diseases and conditions.
LDH measurements can show if tissue damage has occurred and help doctors evaluate certain types of cancer. It is frequently measured in a blood sample but may also be tested in other bodily fluids, such as those extracted from the central nervous system, chest, or abdomen.