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Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid

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Method Name

Quantitative Spectrometry

Reporting Name

Adenosine Deaminase Pleural Fld

Specimen Type

Pleural Fluid

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Pleural Fluid

Sources: Pleural Fluid

Container/Tube: Standard Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL


Collection Instructions: Collect Pleural fluid in a leak proof container; centrifuge specimen at room temperature, transfer 0.3 mL to standard tube and freeze. Ship frozen.


Note:    1.Source is required.

            2. Specimen must remain frozen until received at performing lab.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Pleural Fluid Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  2 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Whole blood, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens, Turbid specimen

Reference Values

0.0-9.4 U/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Analytic Time

1 - 4 days

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FADPL Adenosine Deaminase Pleural Fld 35704-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4379 Source 31208-2
Z4380 Adenosine Deaminase Pleural Fld 35704-6

NY State Approved