ADENOSINE DEAMINASE, PERICARDIAL FLUID

Specimen Required
Collect pericardial fluid, centrifuge specimen, and send 0.5 mL fluid (0.2 mL minimum) frozen in a
screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Whole blood
Bronchoalveolar lavage

Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
0.0 - 40.0 U/L

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3 - 6 days
Test CodeADDPF
CPT-4 Code (s)
84311
LOINC Codes
Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid   49760-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory