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Ammonia Blood Test

Ammonia Blood Test

          The ammonia blood test is performed to measure the level of ammonia in the blood.

Test Importance :

Ammonia causes toxicity to the brain. It cause coma, confusion, lethargy.

Normal Values :

  • 10-47 mcg/dl

 Requirements :

3ml of blood sample in EDTA vaccutainer is required for processing serum ammonia blood test.

Other Names :

  • serum ammonia.

Abnormal Values Due to :

  • Heart failure
  • Low potassium levels
  • Hyperthermia
  • Liver failure

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