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Amikacin Pre

Test Name

Amikacin Pre

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: Collect sample in red top tube just before dose administration. Avoid gold top (SST). Collect immediately before next dose. Wait until the 3rd dose before collecting samples for therapeutic monitoring. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition. If no time of collection is indicated with the specimen, the test will be ordered as a random level

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

Reference Value

For traditional (“conventional”) dosing method.

Pre-dose: pre < 8 mg/L.

For extended interval (“once daily”) dosing method.

Pre-dose: < 1.0 mg/L

Toxic: > 8 mg/L

Test Code



(KIMS) Immunoassay

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: December 11, 2019