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A 28-year-old male asked:

blood ammonia level was 38 is this a little high?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Does not: Sound like it but it depends on you lab normals
Dr. Garland Martin
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Ammonia: It is a little high. would have it retested and see physician
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lab error possible: The normal values listed here are just a guide. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. Adults: 15–60 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) 21–50 micromoles per liter (mcmol/L) *Blood drawn for ammonia levels should be kept on ice until processed, or false elevations may be reported.

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If your blood ammonia level is high can you smell it on your breath?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient.

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