Lactate Dehydrogenase Test

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

The lactate dehydrogenase test searches for signs of damages to the body's cells. Lactate dehydrogenase is an enzyme that the body uses throughout the procedure of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is found in a lot of the body's body organs and cells, consisting of the muscular tissues, liver, heart, pancreatic, kidneys, brain and blood cells. The LDH test is primarily used to aid recognize the location and severity of tissue damage in the body. It's also in some cases used to keep track of exactly how far certain conditions have advanced. These consist of: kidney disease; liver disease; some types of cancer. In the past, LDH degrees were additionally used to aid keep track of and detect heart attacks. However other tests are now usually used to do this.

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