Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid


Abbrev Code:ADPLEU   
Order Code:LAB6681Order Name:Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid
Synonyms:ADA
Methodology:Spectrophotometry
CPT Codes: 84311 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on requisition.
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:Pleural fluid
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Turbid specimens. Specimens other than pleural fluid.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum into an ARUP standard transport tube and freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice. Specimen must remain frozen until received by testing laboratory.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 1 month frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3002978


Interpretive

Reference Range:0 - 30 U/L
Use:ADA activity may be increased in fluid from sites with tuberculosis lesions.


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