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* Amikacin

Mnemonic

AMIK, AMIK PK, AMIK TR

Synonym

Amikin® - Novamin® - AMIK - AMIK PK - AMIK TR

Guidelines

For information on when to collect specimen, please refer to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Guidelines for Pediatrics and Adults.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes and red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Specify date and time of last dose on order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.60 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized plasma samples or grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

EMIT

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

Toxic Levels

CPT Codes

80150

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:15:40 AM


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