Adenosine Deaminase is a type of protein present in various cells of body. This protein is related to lymphocyte activation and is clinically tested to determine pleural tuberculosis. Pleurae are covering membranes of chest cavity and are also present at the exterior lining of lungs. When Mycobacterium Tuberculosis attacks, it causes increased production of ADA that can be detected in Pleural Fluid. Thus, Adenosine Deaminase Test is ordered, along with many other lab examinations.
Inflammation or infection of pleural cavity results in accumulation of fluid in the area, leading to various health hazards. Doctors order Adenosine Deaminase test, when patients complain of severe cough accompanied with blood, chest pain, chills and night sweats, very high fever etc. When pleural fluid shows traces of ADA, tuberculosis is confirmed.
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Undergoing this test involves collection of pleural fluid and then testing it under laboratory conditions. Individuals do not need to make any prior preparation for this lab test. However, discussing medicines and other concerns, is always a good practice.
Your health care provider will help you relax and settle down on a chair or hospital bed. The area on the surface of your chest that needs to be punctured for fluid collection is then numbed using anesthesia. A needle is then inserted deep within pleural cavity that in return suctions out the required fluid. This fluid is then collected and tested for ADA traces.
It must be noted that patients who have severe breathing troubles need to inform doctors before hand. During the procedure, if you feel excess chest pain and shortness of breath, do indicate the doctor immediately. Once you are done with the procedure, the punctured area is cleaned and covered by a gauze. And when your doctor finds you fit enough to return back, you can leave for home and start with your day to day activities.