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Ammonia

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
AMON ACHM5
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
collect 1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Collected in tube other than EDTA; sample clotted; >30 minutes not on ice.
Storage:
Collect and ship on ice
Availability:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Methodology:
Roche-Enzymatic-UV
Special Instructions:
No finger or heel stick collections. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately. Specimen cannot be shared for any other lab test. Keep tube tightly stoppered at all times. Place immediately on ice and centrifuge. Perform analysis within 60 minutes of venipuncture or freeze separated plasma immediately. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range is on patient report
CPT Code:
82140
Synonyms:
NH3
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