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Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Amikacin

Synonyms

Amikin

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

2 mL Blood

Volume and Container

Red top tube ONLY

Storage and Transport

 

Critical Values

Toxic Limit:

Trough: >= 10 mcg/mL



Peak: >= 30 mcg/mL

Causes for Rejection

Wrong container (gold top SST tube); improper labeling; insufficient quantity; time of collection and last dose not provided; improper collection time in relation to dose

Turn Around Time

Routine: 2-4 hrs;

Urgent/Emergent: 1 hr.

Availability

 

CPT / HCPCS Code

80150

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

17,219,369

Last Updated

10/07/2003 10:59:27

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

 

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

Also available as Peak or Trough as Amika Pk or Amikacin Pk and Amika Tr or Amikacin Tr. Indicate peak or trough on requisition and give precise time of collection and of initiation of last dose.

Lab

Core Lab, BI 2023, 706-721-2120

Schedule

24/7/365

Request Form

Frequently Requested Tests requition. Indicate medical necessity.

Methodology

 

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Draw trough within 30 minutes prior to next dose.  Draw peak 30 minutes after completion of 30-minute infusion or at 1 hour following initiation of infusion or I.M. injection.

Reference Range

Therapeutic Range:

Trough: <8 mcg/mL standard; The American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommends trough levels of <4-5 mcg/mL for patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia.



Peak: 15 - 40 mcg/mL standard; Life-threatening infections: 25-40 mcg/mL; Serious infections: 20-25 mcg/mL; Urinary tract infections: 15-20 mcg/mL

Limitations and Contraindications

Low reportable limit: < 3.0 mcg/mL

Interpretation

 

Additional Information

Half life: 2 - 3 hrs.

CPOE Test Name

Amika Lvl or Amikacin Lvl; also Amika or Amikacin Pk or Tr

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir