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My mom had severe left hand pain. Ad v consulted doc he has asked to do some tests v hav done everything. In the reports everything s in right value except lactate dehydrogenase... It s 349. What does this indicate??. Pls reply me. - Asked by n x on 27-Feb-2016 07:26:43

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    Answered by Dr. Shravanthi V on 27-Feb-2016 11:50:17

    Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is present in many kinds of organs and tissues throughout the body, including the liver, heart, pancreas, kidneys, skeletal muscles, brain, and blood cells.

    When illness or injury damages your cells, LDH may be released into the bloodstream, causing the level of LDH in your blood to rise. High levels of LDH in the blood point to acute or chronic cell damage, but additional tests are necessary to discover its cause.


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