Adenosine Deaminase in TB

Sample type: Fluid

Test name: Adenosine Deaminase in TB a.k.a. ADA

Condition / Indication: tuberculosis

Special precautions & notes: pleural/ ascitic fluid or other: Send to laboratory immediately.

Reference range: Rarely indicated test. Reference range quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.

Container: Universal (white top)

Ideal volume (mL): 1 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 14 days

Referral location: Purine Research Laboratory, Viapath, 4th floor North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH

Further information: Store at 4oC or freeze at -20oC until dispatch to referral lab. Activity does fall off at room temp, so next day delivery essential.