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Ammonia

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
AMON ACHM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
collect 1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis, icterus, lipemia, not delivered on ice
Storage:
Collect 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. Specimen cannot be shared for any other lab test. 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