Adenosine Deaminase

Adenosine Deaminase

Also known as:

ADA Formal name: Adenosine Deaminase, fluid

Related tests: TB Screening Tests, AFB Testing, Body Fluid Analysis, Pleural Fluid Analysis

Why Get Tested?

To help detect or rule out a Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in pleural fluid in order to assist in the diagnosis of tuberculosis; rarely to detect the infection in other body fluids such as peritoneal fluid or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) When to Get Tested? When a healthcare practitioner suspects that someone with chest pain, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing has tuberculosis that has spread to their pleurae (lining around the lungs)

Sample Required?

A volume of pleural fluid is collected by a healthcare practitioner using a procedure called thoracentesis; other body fluids are collected using other procedures

Test Preparation Needed?

None  

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