ADA for TB (adenosine deaminase)

Enzyme assays
Clinical details: 
ADA is raised in pleural/ascitic fluids/ CSF of patients with TB
Reference range: 

<35- IU/L <6-IU/L/ CSF

Sample type and Volume required: 
Send in plastic bag, samples are filtered to be microbiologically safe 2 - 5 mL pleural,ascitic or pericardial fluid, 1ml CSF
Turnaround time: 
1 week
Storage and transport: 
Stable at 4oC or frozen for at least 4 weeks. Send at room temperature by first class post.
Purine Research Laboratory at St Thomas'
020 7188 1266
St Thomas’ Hospital
North Wing - 4th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 27/07/2017