Adenosine Deaminase, RBC


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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
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


Interpretive

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 accumulate and kill lymphocytes.


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