This test is used to detect an elevated level of ammonia in the blood that may be caused by severe liver disease, kidney failure, or certain rare genetic urea cycle disorders. Also, it also helps investigate the cause of changes in behavior and consciousness and to support the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy or Reye syndrome.
Those with liver disease or kidney failure who experience mental changes or lapses into a coma.
Patient is required to avoid cigarette smoking and fast 12 to 14 hours prior to giving blood sample collection.
Ammonia, Plasma – TC – 5509
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.