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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Ldh Isoenzymes (Overview)

LDH isoenzymes is also known as Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes.


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What are ldh isoenzymes?

What are ldh isoenzymes?

Obsolete test: There are five forms of the ldh enzyme. Type i is especially abundant in heart, and if it was higher than type ii, it was a marker for heart attack. If all five were equally high, think infectious mono, type v was marker for skeletal muscle or liver injury, and so forth, type iii for a lung infarct. It was helpful but today's labs are more sensitive and more specific. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
6 doctors shared insights

Ldh Isoenzymes (Overview)

LDH isoenzymes is also known as Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes.


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Should i be concerned if my blood test ldh is 308(103--227) it is elevated.What does it mean?

Should i be concerned if my blood test ldh is 308(103--227) it is elevated.What does it mean?

Many possibilities: The website given below provides a list of causes of elevated ldh. However, it may be elevated if you exercised before the blood test. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm. ...Read more

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What are ldh isoenzymes?

Obsolete test: There are five forms of the ldh enzyme. Type i is especially abundant in heart, and if it was higher than type ii, it was a marker for heart attack. If all five were equally high, think infectious mono, type v was marker for skeletal muscle or liver injury, and so forth, type iii for a lung infarct. It was helpful but today's labs are more sensitive and more specific. ...Read more

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In LFT blood test LDH was elevated and ISOENZYMES LDH 3 was elevated. I got the LFT again LDH was again elevated but lower than earlier. ?

In LFT blood test LDH was elevated and ISOENZYMES LDH 3 was elevated. I got the LFT again LDH was again elevated but lower than earlier. ?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, LDH is not a good marker of liver health or disease. If your GGT and ALT were normal the elevated LDH is not due to liver disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in what manner in which the isoenzymes of ldh can be used as diagnostic tools?

Can you tell me in what manner in which the isoenzymes of ldh can be used as diagnostic tools?

In the old days: In the old days, LDH isoenzymes were requested to separate liver and skeletal muscle sources from the heart as the cause of elevation, but those days are gone. Troponin replaced them. ...Read more

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What is ldh?

What is ldh?

Enzyme: Lactate dehydrogenase; important in our bodies at the cellular level for energy production. ...Read more

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