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Blood Test Information

Adenosine Deaminase (pleural fluid)
(a.k.a ADA in TB)

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Test Code: ADT

Special instructions
Please contact duty biochemist (4050) to discuss before requesting

Sent away to St Thomas' Hospital
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range


Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
ADA is raised in pleural/ascitic fluids/ CSF of patients with TB.

Test rarely indicated, for specialist use only.


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