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Serum Ammonia

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Serum Ammonia, Plasma Ammonia, Blood Ammonia

  • Labs
  1. Normal: 10-80 ug/dl
  • Causes
  • Increased Serum Ammonia
  1. Hepatic failure
  2. Hepatic Encephalopathy
  3. Cirrhosis
  4. Reye's Syndrome
  5. Portacaval shunt
  6. Medications
    1. Diuretics
    2. Polymixin B
    3. Methicillin
    4. Valproic Acid (Depakote)
  • Causes
  • Decreased Serum Ammonia