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Adenosine Deaminase, ADA - Pleural Fluid

Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is an enzyme involved in purine metabolism. The ADA test in pleural fluid, the fluid surrounding your lungs, measures the level of this enzyme. This test is frequently used to assist in diagnosing pleural tuberculosis, an infection of the pleura (the membranes lining the lungs) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


  • Test Name: Adenosine Deaminase, ADA - Peritoneal Fluid
  • Sample Type: Peritoneal Fluid
  • Preparations Required: There are no specific preparations needed for this test.
  • Report Time: 4 Hours

Understanding the ADA levels in your pleural fluid can provide valuable information to your healthcare provider, contributing to an accurate diagnosis and suitable treatment plan.

Home Sample Collection Process

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Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
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Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Adenosine Deaminase test in pleural fluid is crucial in diagnosing pleural tuberculosis, a severe form of tuberculosis that affects the pleura. An elevated ADA level in pleural fluid can suggest this disease, enabling physicians to confirm the diagnosis and start timely treatment.

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

No specific preparations are necessary for this test. However, it's essential to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're currently taking, as they might affect the test results.

This test is typically performed when a patient presents with symptoms suggestive of pleuritis (inflammation of the pleura), such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or a persistent cough. In particular, it's used when tuberculosis pleuritis is suspected.

The ADA test measures the amount of adenosine deaminase enzyme in your pleural fluid. High levels of this enzyme in the pleural fluid may suggest the presence of pleural tuberculosis.

The frequency of this test depends on your individual circumstances, especially if you are undergoing treatment for pleural tuberculosis. Your healthcare provider will provide guidance on how often you should get tested.

Normal ADA levels in pleural fluid typically range from 0 to 40 U/L, but this may vary between different laboratories. Your healthcare provider will interpret your results based on these reference ranges.

There are no specific precautions needed before the ADA test in pleural fluid. However, it's important to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you're taking, as they might affect the test results.

Several factors can influence the results of the ADA test in pleural fluid, including certain medications, other infections in the pleura, or underlying conditions causing inflammation in the pleura.

If the test results are abnormal, indicating potential pleural tuberculosis or another condition, you should consult a pulmonologist or an infectious disease specialist.

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

Yes, the ADA test in pleural fluid can be performed on pregnant women if necessary. However, any symptoms suggesting pleuritis during pregnancy should be evaluated carefully by a healthcare provider.

The ADA test in pleural fluid involves the collection of fluid from the pleural space, a procedure that may carry risks such as pain, bleeding, infection, or lung injury. However, these complications are rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced healthcare provider.

The ADA test in pleural fluid is a vital diagnostic tool for detecting pleural tuberculosis. Discussing your results with a healthcare provider will help you better understand their implications and guide any necessary treatment strategies.

ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (ADA), PERITONEAL FLUID
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