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Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid

Test Name

Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 0.5 mL Fluid

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a sterile container. Indicate date and time of Collection

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Create an aliquot from the sample. Store and send frozen.

Stability: Urine samples stable for 48 h at room temperature, refrigerated 4 days and for 3 weeks at -15 to -20°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab ASAP

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value


Test Code



Kinetic Spectrophotometric

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: October 25, 2019