AMIKACIN - (P)
Test Code: AMIK
Collect blood for trough concentration within 45 minutes prior to next dose. When peak concentrations are required, collect blood 20-40 minutes after the end of the Amikacin infusion.
Time of last dose and next dose must be provided on the laboratory requisition prior to sample processing.
Do not use separator gel.
Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.3 mL
Serum collected without gel is also acceptable.
Daily or Stat
Mark time blood was drawn on the requisition. If samples need to be stored longer than 2 days, they should be frozen, otherwise, send refrigerated to HSC Clinical Chemistry - MS5.