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LDH Spinal Fluid

Order Name CSF LDH
Test Number: 3500700
Revision Date 10/28/2011
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
LDH Spinal Fluid
Lactate - Pyruvate (NAD) 60024-7 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 0.5mL (0.1) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions Patient should be informed, relaxed and properly positioned for lumbar puncture. Specimen stability: Ambient 6 hours. Refrigerated 24 hours.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
CPT Code(s) 83615
Lab Section Chemistry