At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help identify the cause and location of tissue damage in the body, and to monitor its progress. LDH is elevated in a wide variety of conditions reflecting its wide spread tissue distribution. Historically, has been used to help diagnose and monitor a heart attack, but troponin has replaced LDH in this role.
When to Get Tested?
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?