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Ammonia

Alternate names:
NH3
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
NH4
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

Pack sample on ice and deliver immediately to laboratory

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

False high levels are obtained after muscular exercise and with incorrectly handled specimens

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3 hours
Reference Interval:

Male 16 - 60 mmmol/L

Female 11 - 51 mmmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

False high levels are obtained after muscular exercise and with incorrectly handled specimens