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Adenosine Deaminase, Body Fluid

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Adenosine Deaminase, Body Fluid
Specimen:    0.3 mL body fluid with the source of the sample written on the collection label.

Centrifuge the sample at room temperature.

Acceptable sources: Body fluid, CSF, peritoneal or pleural fluid

Unacceptable samples/conditions:
--Turbid samples that cannot be clarified by centifugation.
--Whole blood
--BAL (Bronchioalveolar Lavage) samples
Minimum Spec:    0.1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP
Reference Range:    Reference intervals vary with the source.
  Method:    Spectrophotometry
Processing Info:    The source must be written on the transport tube label. Have a tech verify the SR SOURCE in PathNet.

ARUP has inactivated the orderable assay and has since rebuilt it as separate orderables based on the source of the sample:

CSF: ARUP #2006098
Peritoneal Fluid: ARUP #2006101
Pleural Fluid: ARUP #2006096

Order as Unlist Lab and send out on a manual requisition.