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Amikacin

Test Code:

BD0010

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 3 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


​Blood specimen should be taken just before the next dose for assessment of trough level.
For the peak level, collect blood half an hour after intravenous infusion or 1 hour after intramuscular dose.


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Average 2 hrs (1 - 3 hrs)

Reference Value(s)

0 to 150yrs: Trough: 4.0 - 8.0 mg/L
0 to 150yrs: Peak: 25.0-35.0 mg/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Critical Value: >38 mg/L (Trough / Peak / Random)

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Amikacin BD0010
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