Ammonia

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB47
  • Soft Test Code:
  • NH3
Alternate Names
  • NH3

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

3.0 mL Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube  - EDTA on ice


Alternate Specimen


TransportAndStorage

3 hours Iced
30 days Frozen


Collection Instructions

Due to smearing of print while on ice, please label specimen following procedure and a second label in the pocket of transport bag with requisition

1. Pre-Chill tube before collection (this step is preferred not required)
2. Place specimen in ice bath immediately after collection, before centrifugation
3. Centrifuge and separate specimen within 20 minutes of collection
4. Freeze or place on ice for immediate delivery to the laboratory
5. Keep on ice during transportation and delivery to testing department

Do not allow thawing
Do not collect by capillary draw
Do not collect in a microtainer
Do not collect in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or PST)


Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Neonatal Volumne

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

11 - 32 umol/L


Methodology:
  • Enzymatic

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview DeKalb Hospital
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01423644


CPT Coding

82140