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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Amikacin level

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$17.88

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

N/A

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Samples are usually collected in pairs as Trough level (within 1 hr before the next dose) and Peak level (1 hr post end of infusion). If once daily dosing is used, a single sample may be collected between 8 and 12 hr post dose (random). Samples will be registered as “pre dose (trough)” or “post dose (random)”. Please state whether the sample is pre or post dose.

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST(gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.3ml Heparin (light green) or serum (red)

Sample Delivery to Lab

Chilled

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Same Day

Method

Cobas 6000 KIMS

Unit Of Measurement

ug/mL

Reference Interval

Refer to online Antimicrobial Handbook( Intranet home page/ Clinical guidelines/Antimicrobial Handbook) for further information and guidance regarding dose adjustment

http://www.waikatodhb-ebooks.co.nz/AntimicrobialHandbook/index.html#/10/

Uncertainty Of Measurement

15%

Additional Information

Note that dose sizes and levels are about 5 times those for getamicin and tobramycin

Minimum Volume

0.1 ml heparin plasma or serum.

Electronic Information

Registration Code

APRE, ARAND

HL7Mapping Code

$APRE, $ARAND