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The test for lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH), also called lactate dehydrogenase (LD), measures the amount of this enzyme 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.
The test will take a few minutes.
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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Adaptation Date: 5/14/2020
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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