Ammonia

Test investigation

Ammonia

Laboratory offering test

NNUH, QEH, JPUH

Units

µmol/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

NH3

Comments precautions

Must be received within 15 min of collection. Indications include paediatric disorders e.g. urea cycle disorders. Contact lab before sending and for special tube.

Sample type

Please contact the laboratory for ammonia collection tube (lithium heparin)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Within 4 hours/8 hours

Reference intervals

18 – 72 umol/L

If ukas accredited

Y NNUH