Amikacin Level


Abbrev Code:AMIK   
Order Code:LAB145Order Name:Amikacin Level
Methodology:Kinetic interaction of microparticles in solution (KIMS)
CPT Codes: 80150 x1, 81050 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: 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. Gross hemolysis.


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.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; 4 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 50 mg/L
Reference Range:Trough: Less than 5-10 mg/L Peak: 20-25 mg/L
Use:Monitor therapeutic dosing and evaluate toxicity of amikacin.


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