Adenosine Deaminase – ADA

It is an enzyme involved in purine metabolism. It breakdowns adenosine from the food for the turnover of nucleic acids in tissues. Its primary function in humans is the development and maintenance of the the immune system.
Interpretation: High ADA levels are high in the plevral and spinal fluids of patients with tuberclosis. It is 10 times high in lympocytic cells. Low levels cause immunodeficiency. It leads to oppurtinistic infections which normally do not cause infections in normal people.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting.
Working day: Wednesday,Friday
Result Time: Next Day 6:00 PM