An elevated level of adenosine deaminase (AD) in human serum, plasma or select body fluids is used as a surrogate marker for inflammation or infectious disease. In CSF, pleural effusions, and pericardial fluid in particular, elevated AD activity has been shown to be associated with tubercular lesions. Additional disease states that may result in elevated AD activity include liver cirrhosis, liver fibrosis, certain malignancies (e. g. lymphoma), viral hepatitis, and autoimmune diseases (e. g. SLE, rheumatoid arthritis).
No special preparation is needed for Adenosine Deaminase Ascitic Fluid. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Adenosine Deaminase Ascitic Fluid. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||< 39 IU/L|