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Catalog ID FADDC Adenosine Deaminase, CSF

Important Note

CPOE TEST NAME:  Ref Misc Referral Lab Test

Test Name REF:  ADA BF

Reporting Name

Adenosine Deaminase, CSF

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

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° C. Specimen must remain frozen until received in lab.

            2. Indicate source

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

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  2 hours

Reject Due To

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

Reference Values

0.0  – 1.5 U/L


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FADDC Adenosine Deaminase, CSF 35703-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4194 Adenosine Deaminase, CSF 35703-8

Method Name

Quantitative Spectrophotometry