Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid

Abbrev Code:ADPCAR   
Order Code:LAB6652Order Name:Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid
CPT Codes: 84311 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on requisition.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). 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:Pericardial 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 pericardial 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:3002984


Reference Range:0 - 40 U/L
Use:ADA activity may be increased in fluid from sites with tuberculosis lesions.

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