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This test measures the amount of the enzyme LDH (lactic acid dehydrogenase) in your blood. LDH levels go up when there is damage to your cells.
LDH levels help diagnose lung disease, lymphoma, anemia, and liver disease. They also help find out how well chemotherapy is working during treatment for lymphoma.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: June 25, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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