ADENOSINE DEAMINASE, RBC

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 1.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: Sodium or lithium heparin

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis

Methodology
Kinetic Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room temperature: 15 days; Refrigerated: 15 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
400-900 mU/g Hb

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeADRBC
CPT-4 Code (s)
84311
LOINC Codes
47549-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory