AMMONIA

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Test Code
1046
Test Description
Used to diagnose and/or monitor conditions that cause high ammonia levels.
Abbreviation
AMM
Minimum Volume
1mL
Transport Container
Lavender EDTA Plasma
Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions
The collection tube should be completely filled with blood and immediately placed on ice. Centrifuge (cold) the sample as soon as possible and separate plasma. Store at 2-4°C until analysis.
Specimen Stability
Refrigerated: 3 hours; Frozen: 24 hours
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis; Incorrect transport container; exceeds specimen stability
CPT
82140