This test measures the levels of Adenosine deaminase in pericardial fluid. The test is used for diagnosis of Pericarditis or Pericardial Tuberculosis. Pericarditis is a rare finding seen with tuberculosis, but its prognosis is excellent with treatment, so early diagnosis is crucial.
This test is performed in serum to measure level of Adenosine Deaminase in pleural fluid.It is performed to confirm or detect Tuberculosis and also during treatment and after treatment of Tuberculosis.
This test in synovial fluid is used to diagnose tuberculous septic arthritis and may also be used for distinguishing from Rheumatoid Arthritis. It measures the level of ADA in the synovial fluid sample.