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Test Code ADDE Adenosine Deaminase, Blood

Reporting Name

Adenosine Deaminase, Blood

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:  Send 4 mL whole blood in original tube refrigerated

Seattle Children's Hospital Note:

EDTA acceptable, ACD-B preferred.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 20 days
  Ambient  5 days

Reject Due To










Do not use containers that have citrate or oxalate as anticoagulants

Reference Values

0.3 - 1.4 IU/g Hb


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

Test Classification

This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FADDB Adenosine Deaminase, Blood 1722-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FADDB Adenosine Deaminase, Blood 1722-8

Method Name

Colorimetric (C), Kinetic