Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 hour

MiChart Code
Ammonia
Soft Order Code
AMMO

Test Updated:

Synonyms

NH4
AMMONIA LEVEL
AMMONIA
AMMO

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzymatic Glutamate Dehydrogenase Assay

Test Usage

Liver function test

Reference Range

11 - 60 umol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL EDTA plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
82140
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
16362-6

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.