EDTA plasma (Fasting) (DRY ICE)
Turn Around Time
48 hours Turnaround times are estimates
Ammonia testing measures the amount of ammonia in the blood. Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. The liver’s role is to normally convert ammonia into urea, which is then eliminated and excreted in urine.
However, a good indication of liver dysfunction is when Ammonia levels in the blood rise due to the liver not being able to convert ammonia to urea. This may be caused by cirrhosis or severe hepatitis.
For this test, a blood sample is taken and sent urgently for analyses.
Notice To Patients
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.
How it works
Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.
A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
Our highly skilled and qualified team have created a service where patients can easily gain access to a wide range of pathology testing options.
As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.