Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Amikacin, Serum

Test Name: Amikacin, Serum
Alternate Name(s): Aminoglycoside
Amikin
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 1 mL.

To monitor Trough concentration, collect prior to I.M. or I.V. drug administration. Collect with third dose if possible. Separate and freeze as soon as possible. Store and send frozen. Label Trough specimen and requisition clearly.

To monitor Peak concentration, collect 1 h following I.M. or 15 min. following a 60 min. I.V. (or 30 min. after a 30 min. I.V.) drug administration. Collect with third dose if possible. Separate and freeze as soon as possible. Store and send frozen. Label Peak specimen and requisition clearly.

Freeze immediately. Send sample frozen.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Therapeutic Range:

Trough (Pre Dose):
<8 mg/L

Peak (Post Dose):
20-30 mg/L


Effective Date: 2007-10-18
Revised Date: 2013-02-04
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: To convert from mg/L to umol/L multiply the number by 1.71
Special Processing: Clearly label individual tubes "PRE" or "POST" or "RANDOM".
Comments: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: TDX
Critical Information Required: Label Trough(Pre) and Peak(Post)specimens and requisition clearly.
Storage & Shipment: Separate into plastic vials as soon as possible.

Freeze immediately. Send frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
AMIK/AMIKA(pre)/AMIKB(post)
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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