Test Catalog

Test ID: NH3V    
Ammonia, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Patient specimen is deposited on the slide where the spreading layer promotes the uniform distribution of the specimen. Water and nonproteinaceous components travel to the underlying buffered reagent layer. The ammonia in the sample then diffuses through the semipermeable membrane to react with the ammonia indicator in the second reagent layer. The semipermeable membrane allows only the ammonia to pass and prevents buffer or hydroxyl ions from reaching the indicator layer where they would react with the indicator. After a fixed incubation period, the reflection density of the dye is measured using the white background of the spreading layer as a diffuse reflector.(Package insert: VITROS Chemistry Products Ammonia Instructions for Use, Version 11.0 Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc; 2019)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

1 day

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test