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 Recent changes for Ammonia

Recent changes for Ammonia
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19th November 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Send sample to pathology lab immediately for processing and analysis.

If sample received >90 mins post collection - sample will be unsuitable for analysis

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

Send sample to pathology lab immediately for processing and analysis.

If sample received >90 mins post collection - sample will be unsuitable for analysis

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

19th November 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Collect on Ice

Collect on Ice
A separate container is required for this test.

Collection & Request Instructions

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

Send sample to pathology lab immediately for processing and analysis.

If sample received >90 mins post collection - sample will be unsuitable for analysis

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

Frequency

Daily

Ammonia

Alternative Names:NH3
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:AMMON
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice
A separate container is required for this test.

Send sample to pathology lab immediately for processing and analysis.

If sample received >90 mins post collection - sample will be unsuitable for analysis

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

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Assay Frequency:Daily
Additional Notes:

Reference Range:  16—53 umol/L