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Test Code ADPC Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid

Method Name

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Reporting Name

Adenosine Deaminase Pericardial Fld

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Pericardial Fluid

Sources: Pericardial Fluid

Container/Tube: Standard Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL


Collection Instructions: Collect Pericardial Fluid in a leak-proof container. Centrifuge specimen at room temperature, transfer 0.3 mL pericardial fluid to plastic vial and freeze.


Note: 1. Source required

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

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  2 hours

Reject Due To










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

Reference Values

0.0-11.3 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
FADPC Adenosine Deaminase Pericardial Fld 49760-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4383 Source 31208-2
Z4384 Adenosine Deaminase Pericardial Fld 49760-2

Secondary ID