Ammonia (NH3)

NameAmmonia
Tube TypeEDTA (Purple top)
Reporting Unitsumol/L
Reference Rangesick/premature
<4 weeks
4 weeks – 16 years
16+ years
<150
<100
<50
11 – 32
Analytical Range10 – 1400
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time2 hours
Special requirements & notesOn ice, rapidly to laboratory. Phone when sending
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required1 tube (4ml)
If delayed transport to lab, store:N/A
Factors affecting result interpretationHaemolysis invalidates
Time limit for add on testN/A
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: June 6, 2019