Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
AMIKACIN - (P)
Test Code: AMIK
Clinical Information:
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.
Collection Devices:
Do not use separator gel.
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.3 mL

Serum collected without gel is also acceptable.
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
Trough:  
Therapeutic: < 10 mg/L
Toxic: > 10 mg/L
   
Peak:  
Therapeutic: 20 - 40 mg/L
Toxic: > 40 mg/L
Availability:
Daily or Stat
See Also:
More Information:
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.