All species except primates.
Diagnostic Section: 
Clinical Pathology
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1 day, results same day when possible.
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs or dry ice so sample arrives frozen. Plasma ammonia is quite labile, if collection and delivery protocols are not followed testing may not be possible. Remove from red cells and place sample in an additive free transport tube.
Specimen Requirements: 

0.5 ml Heparinized plasma

Collection Protocol: 

Maintain at 4 degrees C (on ice). Deliver to the lab within 30 minutes or separate plasma, keep tightly sealed on ice and deliver within 2 hours of collection.

Additional Information: 

Measurement of Ammonia activity by auotmated analyzer. Test available as STAT with additional Fee.