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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 29 years experience
Does not: Sound like it but it depends on you lab normals
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Dr. Garland Martin
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ammonia: It is a little high. would have it retested and see physician
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 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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Evaluation warranted: Ammonia is a by product of metabolism by the liver. Elevated ammonia levels generally mean there is a problem with liver metabolism. Further evaluation is warranted.
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Last updated Jul 31, 2014

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