LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Pre-Orchiectomy Range


**Note 1:** Physician statement of the LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Pre-Orchiectomy Range can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Record the range of the highest LDH test result documented in the medical record **prior to orchiectomy** or prior to any systemic treatment. The lab value may be documented in a lab report, history and physical, or clinical statement in the pathology report. **Note 3:** Of the three tumor markers, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is the least specific for testicular cancer. The magnitude of LDH elevation directly correlates with Testis tumor burden.




NAACCR #3868


Code Description
0 Within normal limits
1 Less than 1.5 x N (Less than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal for LDH)
2 1.5 to 10 x N (Between 1.5 and 10 times the upper limit of normal for LDH)
3 Greater than 10 x N (Greater than 10 times the upper limit of normal for LDH)
4 Pre-Orchiectomy lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) range stated to be elevated
7 Test ordered, results not in chart
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9 Not documented in medical record LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Pre-Orchiectomy Range not assessed or unknown if assessed