Normal Ammonia Level?

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*Bella*
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my ammonia levels tested last week and my levels are at 61. My doctor says this is normal.

For those that know about these things, what do you think?

Razzle
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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
What does the lab say the normal range is?

You might also want to check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ammonia/test.html for additional info about blood ammonia levels.

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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*Bella*
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Razzle,

The lab says normal is between 19 and 87

Razzle
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   Posted 10/31/2008 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
It is within the lab's normal range. However, according to the link I posted above, blood ammonia levels and ammonia levels in the brain (or elsewhere) do not correlate, therefore you could have high ammonia elsewhere and it would not be reflected in the blood ammonia test. If you feel that you do have excess ammonia, you may want to ask your doctor about trying some ammonia detoxing to reduce the level. Herbs like chlorella, milk thistle, etc. detox ammonia. Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).

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