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- There are no laboratory findings associated with the diagnosis of melanoma. Measurement of serum LDH may be considered for follow-up among patients who have been diagnosed with stage IB-IV melanoma.
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
- Once metastatic melanoma is diagnosed, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) may be helpful for follow-up.
- For patients with stage IB-IV melanoma, measurement of serum LDH may be considered every 6-12 months.
Suspicious pigmented lesion
Depth and peripheral margin status
Presence of satellitosis
Clark level for lesions ≤ 1 mm
Reassessment with complete physical examination, including neurological exam and lymph node assessment
- Coit DG, Andtbacka R, Anker CJ, Bichakjian CK, Carson WE, Daud A; et al. (2013). "Melanoma, version 2.2013: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines". J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 11 (4): 395–407. PMID 23584343.