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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 St Thomas' Hospital, London
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
40 - 100


Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Adenosine deaminase deficiency is a cause of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID).
High ADA enzyme activity levels are found in cases of Diamond-Blackfan anaemia.


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