What is Adenosine Deaminase test?
The purpose of Adenosine Deaminase test is to diagnose Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and in rare cases it can help to detect other infections.
When to get tested?
Your doctor will recommend this test, if you are having signs of tuberculosis such as
- Prolonged chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- High fever with chills
Adenosine Deaminase test cost is low.
A sample of pleural fluid will be collected in the procedure of thoracentesis. Adenosine Deaminase test book online facilities are there.
No preparation is needed.
A high level of Adenosine Deaminase in one’s pleural fluid indicates mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. It can also be caused by cancer, sarcoidosis, lupus, and pulmonary embolus.
A low level of ADA means that the person doesn't have tuberculosis but he/she needs to take more tests. Find Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) test near you to get your test done.