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Ammonia

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
AMON MACH1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
Collect 0.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis, icterus, lipemia, not delivered on ice
Storage:
Collect specimen on ice
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Enzymatic, with glutamate dehydrogenase
Special Instructions:
Venipuncture only! Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately. If ordered with a CBC please collect a separate specimen for the Ammonia. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range is on patient report
CPT Code:
82140
Synonyms:
NH3