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Should I Be Concerned LDH 229 The Upper Limit Is 214 For The Lab?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jun 2024
Question: Hi
I am 73 and had a full blood count everything is normal except for elevated LDH 229 the upper limit is 214 for the lab. Should I be concerned? I also have dermographism urticaria I am taking antihistamines to control.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. There is nothing alarming

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through your query. So serum LDH is a nonspecific enzyme that can be found elevated in various conditions, including infections , inflammation, stress, cancer, etc. Moreover, it is tissue nonspecific, which means it can be found elevated in skin disease, muscle disease, heart diseases, blood-related disorders, etc. As you have already mentioned that you suffer from urticaria, that is the likely explanation for a very mildly elevated serum LDH levels.
Usually it is considered abnormal when elevated at least 2-3 times of the upper normal limit. So there is nothing to concern.
Relax and feel free to ask further.
Kind regards
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Should I Be Concerned LDH 229 The Upper Limit Is 214 For The Lab?

Brief Answer: Hello dear. There is nothing alarming Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through your query. So serum LDH is a nonspecific enzyme that can be found elevated in various conditions, including infections , inflammation, stress, cancer, etc. Moreover, it is tissue nonspecific, which means it can be found elevated in skin disease, muscle disease, heart diseases, blood-related disorders, etc. As you have already mentioned that you suffer from urticaria, that is the likely explanation for a very mildly elevated serum LDH levels. Usually it is considered abnormal when elevated at least 2-3 times of the upper normal limit. So there is nothing to concern. Relax and feel free to ask further. Kind regards