Ammonia Plasma


Ammonia is one of the by-products of protein metabolism. Elevated levels of ammonia in the blood that may be caused by severe liver and Kidney disease. Also elevated blood ammonia has been reported in cardiac failure, azotemia, and pulmonary emphysema.

Ammonia Plasma


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Reference Range(s)

≤72 umol/L
  • Fasting Required: No
  • Preferred Specimen: Plasma
  • Turnaround Time: 3 Days
  • Test Code: 5509
  • Patient should not clench fist during collection, as muscular exertion often increases venous ammonia levels. 

    Patient should avoid smoking prior to phlebotomy since smoking increases plasma ammonia levels.