This is an important test to help diagnose causes of elevated ammonia.

Venous blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Ammonia

What is ammonia?

Ammonia is a waste product made by chemical reactions occurring naturally in your body’s cells and gut bacteria. The liver is responsible for breaking down harmful chemicals and converts ammonia into urea. Urea is then processed by the kidneys and excreted in urine. 

Ammonia can build up in the body if it can’t get rid of urea causing confusion, tiredness and serious health complications such as brain damage. The underlying causes of high ammonia include liver and kidney disease.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of ammonia in the blood and can help to diagnose causes of elevated ammonia such as Reye syndrome, urea cycle disorders and hepatic encephalopathy. 

What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.