Ordering Recommendation

Use to evaluate tuberculous meningitis.

Mnemonic
ADACSF
Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Performed

Sun, Tue, Thu

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Collect specimens in leak-proof container.

Collect

Cerebrospinal Fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Transfer 0.5 mL fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen. Specimen must remain frozen until received in lab.

Unacceptable Conditions

Whole blood. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens. Turbid specimens.

Remarks

Indicate source on requisition.

Stability

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

Reference Interval

0-9U/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category
Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84311

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002983 Adenosine Deaminase, CSF 35703-8
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Aliases
  • ADA
Adenosine Deaminase in CSF