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LDH Isoenzymes

Alternate Names : Lactic Dehydrogenase, Total LDH, Total Lactic Dehydrogenase, Total Lactate Dehydrogenase, Lactate Dehydrogenase

LDH Isoenzymes | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normal levels of LDH are between 115 and 225 IU/L (international units per liter). Abnormally high levels of LDH may indicate:

  • heart attack, or heart muscle damage from a blockage in a heart artery
  • hemolytic anemia, a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed
  • infectious mononucleosis, an infection caused by a virus called the Epstein-Barr virus
  • intestinal damage
  • liver disease, such as cirrhosis
  • low blood pressure
  • lung damage
  • muscle injury
  • new abnormal tissue formation
  • pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas
  • stroke, or damage to the brain caused by a lack of oxygen

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    Author: David T. Moran, MD
    Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO
    Date Reviewed: 06/03/02

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