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Adenosine Deaminase, ADA - Ascitic Fluid

Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is an enzyme involved in purine metabolism. It is needed for the breakdown of adenosine from food and for the turnover of nucleic acids in tissues. The ADA test in ascitic fluid measures the amount of this enzyme in the fluid that has accumulated in your abdominal cavity, known as ascites.


  • Test Name Adenosine Deaminase, ADA - Ascitic Fluid
  • Sample Type Ascitic Fluid
  • Preparations Required There are no specific instructions or preparations required for this test. However, it's crucial to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're currently taking as they might interfere with the test results.
  • Report Time 4 Hours

This test is often used to help diagnose or rule out tuberculosis (TB) in the peritoneum, the layer of tissue that lines the inside of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs. Understanding your ADA levels in ascitic fluid can help your healthcare provider make an accurate diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Adenosine Deaminase test in ascitic fluid is important for diagnosing peritoneal tuberculosis, a form of TB that affects the lining of the abdomen. High ADA levels in ascitic fluid can be an indicator of this condition, helping doctors to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment promptly.

No, fasting is not typically required for the ADA test in ascitic fluid.

No specific preparations are needed for this test. However, you should inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're currently taking, as these could potentially affect the test results.

This test is typically performed when a patient has symptoms suggestive of peritoneal tuberculosis, such as abdominal pain, fever, and significant ascites (fluid build-up in the abdomen).

The ADA test measures the amount of adenosine deaminase enzyme in your ascitic fluid. Elevated levels of this enzyme in the fluid may indicate the presence of peritoneal tuberculosis.

The frequency of this test largely depends on your individual circumstances, especially if you have a diagnosed condition like peritoneal tuberculosis. Your healthcare provider will guide you on how often you should get tested.

Normal ADA levels in ascitic fluid are typically less than 30 U/L, but this can vary between laboratories. Your healthcare provider will interpret your results based on these reference ranges.

There are no special precautions required for the ADA test in ascitic fluid. However, it's essential to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're taking, as they might influence the test results.

Several factors can affect the results of the ADA test in ascitic fluid, including certain medications and liver disease. Additionally, other infections or conditions causing inflammation in the abdomen can also elevate ADA levels.

If the test results are abnormal, indicating a potential issue with tuberculosis or another condition, you should consult a specialist such as a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.

Yes, certain medications can influence the results of the ADA test in ascitic fluid. It's important to inform your healthcare provider about all medications you're currently taking before the test.

Yes, the ADA test in ascitic fluid can be performed on pregnant women if necessary. However, ascites during pregnancy can be a sign of a serious condition and should be evaluated carefully by a healthcare provider.

The ADA test in ascitic fluid involves the collection of fluid from the abdomen, a procedure known as paracentesis. Risks associated with paracentesis include pain, bleeding, infection, or injury to surrounding organs. However, these complications are rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced healthcare provider.

The ADA test in ascitic fluid is an invaluable tool in diagnosing peritoneal tuberculosis and potentially other conditions. Discussing your results with a healthcare provider can help you understand their implications and navigate potential treatment strategies

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