Ordering Recommendation

Use to evaluate liver function in conjunction with alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT). May also be useful to evaluate tuberculosis pleuritis or extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

Mnemonic
ADASP
Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Performed

Sun, Tue, Thu

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red, SST, or Green Heparin Plasma (Lithium or Sodium)

Specimen Preparation

Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 4 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen. Specimen must remain frozen until received in lab.

Unacceptable Conditions

EDTA, citrate or oxalate.

Remarks

Indicate source on requisition.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

0-15 U/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category
Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84311

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002977 Adenosine Deaminase, Serum/Plasma 47826-3
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Aliases
  • ADA
Adenosine Deaminase, Serum or Plasma