Sample Type: Plasma

Test name: Ammonia

Condition / Indication: Encephalopathy

Special Precautions & Notes: Contact with laboratory is essential before taking specimen. Please send immediately packed in ice.

Reference Range: less than 28 days: <100 umol/L, 29+ days (infants, children and adults): <50 umol/L. Guidelines for the investigation of Hyperammonaemia are available via the link below.

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Alternative container(s): None.

Ideal Volume (mL): 1 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround Time: 4 hours