Used as an adjunctive test in the diagnosis of tuberculosis pleural effusion
Pre-Testing Requirements Centrifuge fluid to remove cells or clots as soon as practicable.
Note degree of any blood-staining on form.
The ADA assay is affected quite badly by haemolysis.
The Roche system ADA becomes unreportable with a haemolysis index of 200 ( by way of comparison potassium is affected at a level of 150).
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Do not freeze
Adenosine deaminase values >30 U/L are suggestive of tuberculosis, but high values may also be seen in some carcinomas, particularly lymphomas (these tend to produce the highest results).
Roche Diazyme adenosine deaminase on Abbott CI8000.
This assay is NOT accredited for CSF, pericardial or ascites fluids
$59 (Exclusive of GST)
Attach sticky label or write DO NOT FREEZE on specimen bag (contact lab for appropriate label).
Referred to Middlemore Hospital,Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
"*" indicates required fields