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Overview

Adenosine Deaminase Serum (ADA) helps in the detection of problems or infections within the pleural fluid and helps in assisting in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. It also helps in the detection of the other body fluids that are present in the body.

What is Adenosine Deaminase Serum?

Human Adenosine Deaminase is a type of isoenzyme. It is a protein that is produced by cells throughout the body and is associated with the activity of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell which plays an essential role in response to an infection in the body.

Why is Adenosine Deaminase Serum suggested?

The activity of the serum is studied to test its clinical capability to identify liver or lymph issues.

How is Adenosine Deaminase Serum performed?

Serum ADA can be measured through calorimetry by using a commercial kit. It is an enzyme involved in purine metabolism. The aim is to investigate the diagnostic value of serum ADA for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.

  • Its diagnostic value can be used to assess serum ADA levels in pulmonary ADA patients as well as its relationship with clinical, pathological, and radiological parameters.
  • Various kinds of body fluids, using different methods along with a volume of the pleural fluid, are collected before the examination.
  • It is important to obtain the consent of the patient before tests are performed.
  • Blood from the patients is obtained and sent to the laboratory.

What are the parameters measured in Adenosine Deaminase Serum?

In the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, smears for acid-fast bacilli are independent diagnostic parameters and they are extremely valuable. The lymphocyte count is also an essential aspect while including other points.

Preparations required before Adenosine Deaminase Serum

Usually, no preparation is required before the tests are performed. Hence, the process of evaluation is safe enough for the patient to be examined. The guidelines that are provided by the health practitioner should be followed by the patient.

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Sample types in Adenosine Deaminase Serum

Blood samples and body fluid samples are required in the Adenosine Deaminase Serum test.

Side effects of Adenosine Deaminase Serum

No side effects are usually observed in the Adenosine Deaminase Serum test.

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