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

Test ID: FADDP    
Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Body Fluid

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

Specimen Type: Pericardial Fluid

Sources: Pericardial Fluid

Container/Tube: Standard Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect Pericardial Fluid in a leak-proof container. Centrifuge specimen at room temperature, transfer 0.5 mL pericardial fluid to plastic vial and freeze.

 

Note: 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

0.2 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
Body FluidFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days