Category: Learn the Lab Test

Nov 27 2011

Learn the Lab Test: Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

LDH is one of those lab tests that is frequently ordered and has several different uses. It is hard to remember everything it can be used for, because it spans so many different topics. Therefore, I think it deserves its own post to put all the details in one place. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an …

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Nov 19 2011

Learn the Lab Test: Troponin

It is fairly common knowledge that troponin is the marker that becomes elevated in a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is a lot more information that troponin has to offer. This post will review what exactly troponin is, and what conditions cause it to be elevated (it’s not always an MI). Troponin …

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