The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) is pleased to announce the addition of Glutamate Dehydrogenase (GLDH) activity to the chemistry profiles offered for canine, bovine, equine, and avian species. Evaluation of GLDH activity is used for the diagnosis of liver disorders and to assess the severity of damage to hepatocytes. In horses, GLDH is more stable than SDH (sorbitol dehydrogenase) and correlates with SDH, making it ideal for submission to diagnostic laboratories. In canine and avian species, GLDH is considered a specific liver damage/leakage enzyme.
Test: Glutamate Dehydrogenase activity (GLDH)
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum preferred, 0.5 mL plasma also acceptable
Turnaround: This test is performed at the Amarillo and College Station labs Monday-Friday with results in 1 business day.
For more information on this test and others offered by TVMDL, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu or call 979.845.3414.