Test directory: Amikacin (Trough)

Ordering Code727T
Test NameAmikacin (Trough)
AliasTrough Amikin
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerLithium Heparin PST (Green)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red), Serum in SST (Gold)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsCollect trough specimen just before the next dose.
Handling InstructionsSend aliquot if transport time >24 hours.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 24 Hours (Centrifuged, unaliquoted gel separator tubes) 2 Days (Aliquot)
Frozen: 1 Month (Aliquot)
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Uncentrifuged gel separator tube specimens >2 hours old, Unaliquoted gel separator tube specimens >24 hours old
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyKinetic Interaction of Microparticles in Solution (KIMS)

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Amikacin (Trough)ALL0.0-10.0>= 10.10.0-10.0>= 10.1ug/mL