What is normal serum ammonia level?
0Jul 16, '07 by NuieveSaunders book says 35-65mg/dL, CD 15-45, Kaplan 80-110. A bit too much difference for me.
5Jul 17, '07 by Daytonitefirst of all, you've stated the units incorrectly. saunders lists normal serum ammonia as 35 to 65 mcg/dl, that's micrograms, not milligrams (page 116). actually, the parameters are much wider than you are being quoted.
- adults: 15-110 ug/dl (ug = micrograms)
- children: 40-80 ug/dl
- newborns: 90-150 ug/dl
- http://www.fpnotebook.com/gi110.htm - states normal is a range of 10-80 ug/dl and this is a physician reference site
- hepatic encephalopathy
- hepatic coma
- hepatocellular disease
- portal hypertension
- severe heart failure with congestive hepatomegaly
- gi bleeding and/or obstruction with mild liver disease
- erythroblastosis fetalis of the newborn
- reye syndrome
- asparagine intoxication
- a genetic metabolic disorder of the urea cycle
1Jul 23, '09 by DaytoniteQuote from mariaspapiasnclex prints details of the what is on the test on their website so you know what to expect. this is the current one for the nclex-rn: https://www.ncsbn.org/2007_nclex_rn_..._candidate.pdf. on page 38 of this document regarding laboratory values it lists the following:i've run into the same problem studying for boards. so how does 15-45 mcg/dl equal 80-110 g/dl?? is there something i'm missing?
- know laboratory values for abgs (ph, po2, pco2, sao2, hco3) bun, cholesterol (total) glucose, hematocrit, hemoglobin, hemoglobin a1c (hba1c), platelets, potassium, rbc, sodium, urine specific gravity and wbc
- recognize deviations from normal for values of albumin (blood), alt (sgpt), ammonia, ast (sgot), bilirubin, bleeding time, calcium (total), cholesterol (hdl and ldl), creatinine, digoxin, esr, lithium, magnesium, ptt and aptt, inr, phosphorous/phosphate, protein (total), pt, urine (alb, ph, white blood cell count [wbc] and differential)
- obtain specimens other than blood for diagnostic testing (e.g., wound cultures, stool, urine
- obtain blood specimens peripherally or through central line
- notify primary health care provider about laboratory test results
- monitor client laboratory values (e.g., glucose testing results for the client with diabetes)
- provide client with information about the purpose and procedure of prescribed laboratory tests
Last edit by Daytonite on Jul 23, '09
- medicine net procedures & tests a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/procedure...ts/article.htm
- web md index list of tests http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/medical_tests.htm
- lab tests online http://www.labtestsonline.org/
- http://library.med.utah.edu/webpath/webpath.html - the internet pathology laboratory for medical education
- also see the "tests" link in the a.d.a.m. illustrated health encyclopedia http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/index.htm