LDH (lactate dehydrogenase )

  • A lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) test measures the amount of LDH in the blood.
  • Lactate dehydrogenase is an enzyme that the body uses during the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use.
  • This test helps to detect if there is tissue damage.
  • This test helps to detect anemia, liver disease, lung disease, and some types of infections.