Lab Test

Adenosine Deaminase, Blood

Test Codes

Beaker: XADEN, EPIC: LAB6215, ARUP: 0083001

Department

Send Outs

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Also acceptable: Pink (K2EDTA), or Green (sodium or lithium heparin)

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Do not centrifuge. Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) specimen in original collection tube after collection.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 4.0 mL whole blood, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) in original collection tube. (Minimum: 1.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Do not centrifuge. Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) specimen in original collection tube after collection.

Transport: 4.0 mL whole blood, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) in original collection tube. (Minimum: 1.0 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 15 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 15 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

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 Laboratory in Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Results available in 1-4 days.

Reference Range

400-900 mU/g Hb

Test Methodology

Kinetic Spectrophotometry

Clinical Utility

Adenosine deaminase is one of several red cell enzymes inherited as autosomal dominant. Elevated activity (50-70 X normal) associated with reduced ATP levels have been described in a few cases of congenital hemolytic anemia. Reduced levels have been associated with some cases of severe combined immunodeficiency.

CPT Codes

84311
LOINC:  47549-1

Contacts

Last Updated

11/30/2022

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