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Blood Test Information

Adenosine Deaminase (ADA)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Test Code: ADB

Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Get to lab promptly. Not on ice. Avoid taking samples on Thursday and Friday
Sent away to Guy's Hospital, London
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
See report or contact lab

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Used in diagnosis of adenosine deaminase deficiency: an autosomal recessive deficiency of the purine salvage enzyme adenosine deaminase which results in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID). The most common form of SCID, accounting for about 50% of autosomal recessive cases.


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