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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Amikacin Random

Test Name

Amikacin Random

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Blood

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity


Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected in red top tube without gel separator. Avoid gold top (SST). The sample is preferably collected before administration of the next dose. To obtain comparable concentrations in a patient samples for drug levels should be collected at the same time in relation to the dose that is taken. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions:Serum free from hemolysis collected without gel separator. Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Repeated freezing and thawing of samples should be avoided

Rejection criteria: Gel separator, Grossly Hemolyzed and icteric samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 4 h at room temperature, refrigerated 1 week and frozen 2 weeks.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma/Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization


Reference Value

see report

Test Code



(KIMS) Immunoassay

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019