Test Details

Mnemonic

AMKCN

Ordering Code

1750225

CPT-4 Code(s)

80150

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 0.5 mL serum 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.
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Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA, light blue sodium citrate, potassium oxalate
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

SST, whole blood, heparinized plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days
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Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Therapeutic:
Peak: 15 – 30 µg/mL
Trough: <10 µg/mL

Toxic:
Peak: >35 µg/mL
Trough: >10 µg/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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