Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid

Sunquest Code:ADPCAR  
Epic Code:LAB6652Epic Name:Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on requisition.

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

Specimen:Pericardial fluid
Optimal Volume:0.3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Turbid specimens. Specimens other than pericardial fluid.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.1 mL minimum of supernatant and freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice. Specimen must remain frozen until received by testing laboratory.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 2 hours; refrigerated - 1 week; frozen - 1 month.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2009357


Reference Range:0.0 - 11.3 U/L
Use:ADA activity may be increased in fluid from sites with tuberculosis lesions.

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