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Ammonia

Alternative Names:NH3
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:AMMON
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice

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
Additional Notes:

Reference Range:  16—53 umol/L