Ammonia


Test Information

Test Name

Ammonia

Synonyms

NH3; NH4

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; PLT

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • Collection at Main lab only.
  • Smoking should be avoided for 1hr prior to collection.

Delivery and Handling

Collect and keep on ice. Spin, separate and freeze or send to S/S ASAP.


Processing Information

Registration Code

AMM

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Whakatane

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry - send as Urgent request to PLBOP; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Rotorua

Process inhouse Biochemistry

- Taupo

Process inhouse Biochemistry


Methodology

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Laboratory Hospital

Send Away Transport

Frozen and transport within 24 hours

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