Lactate dehydrogenase (ldh)

This is an important test that is used to diagnose and monitor tissue damage.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Lactate dehydrogenase (ldh)

What is lactate dehydrogenase?

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is a key enzyme for the anaerobic energy production pathway. Its primary role is to convert pyruvate to lactate during anaerobic energy production and then convert lactate back to pyruvate in the presence of oxygen. LDH in the blood is associated with tissue damage and can be used to indicate the location and severity of this damage. It can also be used to monitor diseases such as kidney disease, liver disease and certain cancers.

Why take the test?

This test measures the amount of lactate dehydrogenase in the blood. It is typically used to diagnose and monitor tissue damage.


What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.