AMMONIA (AMON)

Test Code
LAB47

Alias/See Also
AMON

CPT Codes
82140

Preferred Specimen
1 mL plasma

Instructions
Fill tube completely and keep stoppered at all times. Place on ice and transport to lab immediately. For Outreach and other non-hospital locations, centrifuge and separate plasma within 20 minutes. Keep on ice at all times during processing. Separate plasma and send frozen on dry ice.

Transport Container
Preferred (Kennestone, Windy Hill): Pink on ice; Preferred (Cobb, Douglas, Paulding): Lavender on ice
Both are acceptable at all locations.

Transport Temperature
Keep on ice. Do not freeze unless sending from non-hospital location.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen not received on ice (in hospital) or frozen on dry ice (outreach or non-hospital location).

Reference Range
Female: 11-51 umol/L;
Male: 16-60 umol/L



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.