Adenosine Deaminase (ADA)
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Our bodies contain an enzyme called ADA, also known as adenosine deaminase, whose primary job is to facilitate purine metabolism. It promotes the breakdown of adenosine in our diet, which in turn speeds up the turnover of nucleic acids in various bodily tissues. The Adenosine Deaminase Test, often known as the ADA test, is primarily used in humans to maintain and grow the immune system. Additionally, it has a little role in the preservation of the gestation, the body's absorption of amino acids, neurotransmission, and epithelial cell differentiation.
Frequently asked questions
The main purpose of the ADA test is to identify TB. The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis bacteria, which infects the lungs and causes inflammation or a build-up of extra pleural fluid, is what causes the illness. The T-lymphocytic response to the pathogenic invasion is what activates the ADA enzyme, which raises the amount of this enzyme being synthesised in the pleural cavity.
Higher levels in test results are deemed abnormal and suggest: Tuberculosis of the pleura Rheumatoid arthritis-related synovitis A tuberculosis-related pneumonia Tetanus ascites Tuberculous meningitis Tuberculous lymphadenitis
The ADA test is used primarily when TB in the pleurae is suspected, and it is not regularly accessible in all laboratories. When a healthcare practitioner decides that it will be beneficial and timely in diagnosing or ruling out TB, it will be conducted.
The results will be delivered to you within three days of the blood sample being collected.