Normal Range of Ammonia Levels Adults: The normal range of ammonia level in adults is 8 to 35 mcmol/L (micromoles per liter) or 9.5 to 50 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter). Children: The normal range of ammonia level in children is 28 to 58 mcmol/L or 41 to 80 mcg/dL.What does it mean when your ammonia level is high?
When the liver is unable to properly convert the ammonia into urea, then this causes elevation of the ammonia level in the blood. The cause for the malfunction of the liver can be liver diseases, such as severe hepatitis or cirrhosis. The ammonia test is done by taking a blood sample from the vein or artery.Does blood ammonia level affect the severity of encephalopathy?
The severity of encephalopathy was also shown to correlate well with blood and brain ammonia levels in animal models of HE.45, 46, 47However, some studies showed that the correlation between blood ammonia level and the severity of HE were inconsistent.What is an ammonia test?
This test measures the level of ammonia in your blood. Ammonia, also known as NH3, is a waste product made by your body during the digestion of protein. Normally, ammonia is processed in the liver, where it is changed into another waste product called urea.