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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

AMIKACIN LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

AMIM

Synonyms:

AmikinŽ

CPT Codes:

80150 - Amikacin

Test Includes:

Amikacin level reported in mcg/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for therapeutic drug monitoring

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (Test# AMIKR)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 2 days; test performed daily

Special Instructions:

Peak Level: Draw 30 - 60 minutes after last dose

Trough Level:
Draw immediately before next dose

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.25 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within 2 hours of collection, remove serum into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and shop at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen; specimens other than serum; gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; grossly icteric

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Therapeutic trough concentrations: <8 mcg/mL

Therapeutic peak concentrations: 25.0 – 35.0 mcg/mL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzyme-Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page (August 2013)

Updates:

1/28/2010: Plasma no longer accepted at MML. Units changed from ug to mcg. Trough range previously listed at 5 – 10 ug/mL.
8/13/2013: Therapeutic peak range previously listed as 20-25 mcg/mL.



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