Adenosine Deaminase, RBC

Sunquest Code:ADEND  
Epic Code:LAB3265Epic Name:Adenosine Deaminase RBC
Methodology:Kinetic spectrophotometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Frozen or hemolyzed specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood; do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:15 days at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:83001


Reference Range:400-900 mU/g Hb
Use:May be used as a marker of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID); lack of adenosine deaminase (ADA) allows deoxyadenosine to accummulate and kill lymphocytes.

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