Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Blood biochemistry: ammonia

Synonym(s): NH3

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Vicki Baldrey

Overview

  • Used in investigation of hepatic encephalopathy in other species.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Contact commercial laboratory to confirm availability.
  • Available with some in-practice analyzers.
  • This test is not widely used in rabbits.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Only significant in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Specialized test.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Hung K C et al (2007) A surgical model of fulminant hepatic failure in rabbits. Liver Int 27 (10), 1333-1341 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Saunders R A & Rees Davies R (2005) Common Laboratory Abnormalities. In: Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. pp 69-88.


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