Ammonia
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Collection:
Collect on ice. Fill tube completely. Send to lab immediately.
Container(s):
EDTA (5 mL purple-top) - Required

GENERAL INFORMATION

Test use:
For investigation and monitoring of hepatic encephalopathy.

Availability:
Results available generally within 3 days of sample arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
See individual report or contact testing laboratory for information.

Laboratory:
Referred to: SSWPS Biochemistry (9515-8279)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
NH3

Lab Website:
Central Sydney Laboratory Services
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge sample, store and transport plasma frozen
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Process immediately on arrival. SPRO: Centrifuge at 4°C, aliquot (x1).

Place in SPRO freezer. Sample must be kept on ice during processing.

Data Entry Code:
AMM

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:34:10
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