An ammonia blood test measures the level of ammonia in a person's blood. High levels of ammonia can be dangerous and can cause symptoms such as confusion, lethargy, and vomiting. The test is used to diagnose and monitor conditions that affect ammonia levels in the blood. It is typically performed on a small sample of blood taken from a vein in the arm.
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