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)
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?