Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name AMMONIA
Synonyms NH3
Specimen Requirements 
Container K2-EDTA (Purple)
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 2 mL; Neonates 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions Tubes should be filled completely.Collect on ice. Route to Chemistry within 20 minutes, Fasting specimen is preferred to avoid lipemia which may interfere with the assay.
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria Not received on ice hemolysis and lipemia
Methodology Enzymatic UV
Reference Range <40 ╬╝mol/L
CPT Code(s) 82140
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017