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Lactate Dehydrogenase (CSF)
This test measures the amount of an enzyme in your cerebrospinal fluid. The test can help diagnose diseases and conditions that affect your central nervous system.
Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes
This test measures different enzymes in your blood. You may need this test if you've had a heart attack, or if you have a blood disorder or liver damage.
Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (Blood)
This test looks at how much of the enzyme LDH you have in your blood. Higher levels of this substance could mean you've had a heart attack or other tissue damage.
Lactose Tolerance (Blood)
This test tells whether your body is able to break down lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. If you can't digest lactose, you have lactose intolerance.
Lactose Tolerance Hydrogen (Breath)
This test measures the amount of hydrogen gas in your breath. It can help find out if you are unable to digest milk and other dairy products.
Laminectomy
Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of the vertebral bone to relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the least invasive operations available for obesity. It is also one of the more effective.
Laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity.
Laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity.
Laser Varicose Vein Surgery
Sometimes your veins can become swollen and bulging. These are called varicose veins.