Enzymatic Glutamate Dehydrogenase Assay
Liver function test
11 - 60 umol/L
- AMMONIA LEVEL
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
Collect specimen in a lavender top tube; place on ice immediately after collection. Keep specimen cold and do not remove stopper until ready to aliquot. Do not freeze. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic tube and freeze within 30 minutes of collection. Micro containers (samplettes) and heal sticks are not acceptable specimens. Grossly lipemic, hemolyzed and/or icteric samples are not acceptable for analysis.
Place on ice immediately. Must arrive in lab within 15 minutes or aliquot and freeze within 30 minutes. DO NOT FREEZE WHOLE BLOOD SPECIMEN.
Blood ammonia increases rapidly at room temperature; keep specimen cold at all times; do not freeze.