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

Test ID: FADPL    
Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Pleural Fluid

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

Specimen Type: Pleural Fluid

Sources: Pleural Fluid

Container/Tube: Standard Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL

 

Collection Instructions: Collect Pleural fluid in a leak proof container; centrifuge specimen at room temperature, transfer 0.3 mL to standard tube and freeze. Ship frozen.

 

Note:    1.Source is required.

            2. Specimen must remain frozen until received at performing lab.

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 Whole blood, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens, Turbid specimen

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
Pleural FluidFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 2 hours