Ordering Recommendation

Use to evaluate tuberculous pericarditis.

Mnemonic
ADAPERCAR
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

Pericardial 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 or Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) specimens. Turbid specimens.

Remarks

Indicate source on requisition.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Interval

0-40 U/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category
Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84311

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002985 Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid 49760-2
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Aliases
Adenosine Deaminase in Pericardial Fluid