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