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HBDH - Alpha Hydroxy Butyrate Dehydrogenase (LDH-1) Test

Alpha Hydroxy Butyrate Dehydrogenase (HBDH), also known as lactate dehydrogenase-1 (LDH-1), is an enzyme predominantly found in the heart and red blood cells. It is one of the five isoenzymes of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a critical enzyme that helps convert glucose into energy.


  • Profile Name: HBDH - Alpha Hydroxy Butyrate Dehydrogenase (LDH-1) Test
  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Preparations Required: No specific preparation or fasting is necessary for this test.
  • Report Time: 4 days

HBDH (LDH-1) test is performed to measure the amount of this particular isoenzyme in the blood. It is a specific marker for myocardial injury and is used in the diagnosis and management of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). It can also provide useful information in conditions affecting the red blood cells and kidneys.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The HBDH (LDH-1) test is important because it helps in the diagnosis and management of heart conditions, especially acute myocardial infarction. It also aids in evaluating conditions affecting the red blood cells and kidneys.

No, fasting is not necessary for the HBDH (LDH-1) test.

There is no special preparation required for the HBDH (LDH-1) test.

This test may be recommended if you have symptoms suggestive of a heart attack, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea. It might also be suggested if you have signs of hemolysis or kidney disease.

The HBDH (LDH-1) test measures the amount of the LDH-1 isoenzyme in the blood. High levels can indicate damage to the heart or other tissues where LDH-1 is found.

The frequency of the test depends on your individual health condition. Your doctor will guide you based on your symptoms and medical history.

Normal values for HBDH (LDH-1) can vary depending on the lab and the method used. Your doctor will interpret your results based on reference values from the lab that conducted the test.

No specific precautions are necessary for the test. However, always inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as some can affect enzyme levels.

Factors that might affect the test results include recent injury or surgery, certain medications, vigorous exercise, and some health conditions like liver disease.

Modifiable factors include lifestyle elements like exercise and alcohol consumption, which can affect LDH levels. Non-modifiable factors include age, gender, and genetic predisposition to certain diseases.

If your test result is abnormal, you should consult with a cardiologist. If the test was performed for non-cardiac reasons, you may need to see a specialist relevant to your condition.

High HBDH (LDH-1) levels might indicate damage to the heart, red blood cells, or kidneys. It could suggest a heart attack, hemolytic anemia, or kidney disease.

Yes, extreme exercise or a diet high in meat can temporarily raise your LDH levels.

Treatment isn't directed at lowering HBDH (LDH-1) levels but at managing the underlying condition causing the elevated levels.

Yes, certain medications can affect LDH levels. Always inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking.

HBDH - Alpha Hydroxy Butyrate dehydrogenase (LDH-1)
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