Ammonia - Plasma

Ammonia - Plasma

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Ammonia is a waste product naturally produced in the body. It primarily comes from the digestion of protein by bacteria in the intestines The ammonia test is used to detect an elevated level in the blood that can be caused by severe liver disease, kidney failure, Reye syndrome or a rare genetic disorder .

This Test Includes

Plasma Ammonia

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Ammonia - Plasma

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

This test will help:

  • Assisting in the diagnosis of hepatic coma.
  • Investigating and monitoring treatment of inborn errors of metabolism.
  • Evaluating patients with advanced liver disease.

What is this test

Ammonia is a waste product of protein catabolism; it is potentially toxic to the central nervous system. Increased plasma ammonia may be indicative of hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic coma in terminal stages of liver cirrhosis, hepatic failure, acute and subacute liver necrosis and Reyes syndrome.