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Amikacin

Source Blood
Mnemonic Pre-dose   AMIK1
Post-dose AMIK2
Random    AMIKR


Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.
0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Micro-Collections using Microtainers

Two specimens required, one trough AND one peak. Specimens MUST be marked accordingly.
1. Trough (Predose):Collected 0-30 minutes prior to next dose. 
2. Peak (Postdose): Collect 30 minutes after end of IV infusion.

Random collections are acceptable.

 

Specimen Handling

PSC & extra-regional:
Centrifuge and  transport. 

RRL:

Centrifuge tube and transport directly to ACH lab.

 

 

Additional Information

Record time of last medication on requisition.

List any other antibiotics patient is receiving.

 

Testing Location Chemistry-ACH
Testing Frequency Daily

 
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval

Pre-dose

1.0-4.0 mg/L

Post-dose

20.0-25.0 mg/L

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