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A 40-year-old member asked:

i recently got blood work done and my test concluded that i had high liver ldh. why?

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Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 24 years experience
Tissue breakdown: Ldh, lactate dehydrogenase, is an enzyme that is elaborated during tissue breakdown. It is abundant in your body's red blood cells. Ldh is also used to evaluate lymphoma patients and check for some kinds of cancer. My guess is that you do not have cancer. You should discuss your results with your doctor and ask him/her what the next step is. You may need some other blood tests. Don't panic.

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Last updated Jul 11, 2013

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