Amikacin Level

Sunquest Code:AMIK  
Epic Code:LAB145Epic Name:Amikacin Level
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels: Collect immediately prior to the next dose. Peak levels: Collect 60 minutes after the end of IV infusion; 1-2 hours if decreased renal function.
Causes for Rejection:Processed >4 hours after collection and the patient is receiving beta-lactam antibiotics or cephalosporins.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Indicate peak and trough level.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank)


Critical Range:Greater than 50 mg/L
Reference Range:Trough: Less than 5 mg/L Peak: 15-30 mg/L
Use:Monitor therapeutic dosing and evaluate toxicity of amikacin.

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