Lab Test

Adenosine Deaminase, Fluid

Fluid Adenosine Deaminase

Test Codes

Pericardial Fluid: ARUP 2009357, EPIC: LAB6966, SOFT: XADPC, Peritoneal Fluid: ARUP 2006101, EPIC: LAB6967, SOFT: XADPE, Pleural Fluid: ARUP 2006096, EPIC: LAB6968, SOFT: XADPL

Department

Send Outs

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Body fluid (pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural) in a sterile collection container.

  • Specimen source is required.
  • Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge body fluid immediately after collection. Transfer supernatant to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 0.3 mL fluid supernatant, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 0.1 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Turbid specimens.
  • Specimens that have been frozen and thawed.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge body fluid immediately after collection. Transfer supernatant to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below).

Transport: 0.3 mL fluid supernatant, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 0.1 mL) 

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 month

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Pericardial Fluid: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Peritoneal and Pleural Fluid: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

Pericardial Fluid: 0.0 - 11.3 U/L.
Peritoneal Fluid: 0.0 - 7.3 U/L.
Pleural Fluid: 0.0 - 9.4 U/L.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry.

Interpretation

Performance characteristics for specimen types other than pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural fluid are unknown. Reference ranges have not been established for alternate sources.

CPT Codes

84311
LOINC:  47549-1, Pleural Fluid 35704-6, Peritoneal Fluid 49759-4, Pericardial Fluid 49760-2

Contacts

Last Updated

7/6/2021

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