Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Separate plasma IMMEDIATELY and transfer onto ice. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Avoid hemolysis.

Stability (Room): N/A

Stability (Refrigerated): 3 hrs

Stability (Frozen): 24 hrs

Method: Colorimetric

Comment: Patients to report to National Reference Lab, Rohini, Delhi for testing. Outstation samples are not acceptable

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days

Usage: Ammonia results from the metabolism of amino acids. The commonest cause of elevated blood ammonia is severe liver disease. The levels are also elevated in Reye Syndrome, Urea Cycle Enzyme deficiencies and other conditions like urinary tract abnormalities. The correlation with hepatic coma is poor.

Specialty: Physician, Gastroenterologist

Disease: Disorders of Liver


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Not Available


Pre-test Information: No special preparation required. This test is available only at National Reference Lab, Rohini, Delhi and patient to report to this address only.

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