AMIKACIN

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Please specify peak, trough or random level and order on separate requisitions. Collect trough just before next dose; 30-45 minutes after IV dose or 1-2 hours after IM dose for peak.

Rejection Criteria
SST

Methodology
Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Therapeutic:      Toxic:  
Peak:   15–30 µg/mL   >35 µg/mL  
Trough:   <10 µg/mL   >10 µg/mL  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1-2 days
Test CodeAMKCN, AMKPK, AMKTR
CPT-4 Code (s)
80150
LOINC Codes
Random   35669-1  
Peak   3319-1  
Trough   3321-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory