A 34-year-old female asked:
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For a ammonia blood test, does the specimen have to be put on ice immediately? If not how long do you have to put in on ice?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ask a lab: People who drow your blood should know the answer.
Answered on Nov 26, 2015

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