TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FADDC    
Adenosine Deaminase, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collect CSF in a leak-proof container. Send 0.3 mL Frozen.

 

Note:    1. Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Collect the specimen supernatant and freeze at -20 degrees C. Specimen must remain frozen until received in lab.

            2. Indicate source

            3. Unacceptable: Turbid specimens, whole blood, bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Turbid specimens; whole blood; bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 2 hours