beach sunrise wrote:Hi, I haven't heard of LDH that high. Do you know which ones are higher than the others in the 1-5 fractions?
Hi beach sunrise,
I found this on another medical site which describes what you are referring to, we only have the one generalized ldh number, via his labs/bloodwork- it has never been broken down this way for us. Should I try to get another blood test that breaks it down that way? In otherwords might it provide us with the information as to the source of this olympic ldh?
The enzyme lactate dehydrogenase (also known as lactic dehydrogenase, or LDH) is found in the cells of almost all body tissues. The enzyme is especially concentrated in the heart, liver, red blood cells, kidneys, muscles, brain, and lungs. The total LDH can be further separated into five components or fractions labeled by number: LDH-1, LDH-2, LDH-3, LDH-4, and LDH-5. Each of these fractions, called isoenzymes, is used mainly by a different set of cells or tissues in the body. For this reason, the relative amounts of a particular isoenzyme of LDH in the blood can provide valuable diagnostic information.