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ID:528 Amikacin
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DescriptionAn aminoglycoside that requires therapeutic drug monitoring because of its nephrotoxicity and vestibulo-ototoxicity. Similar to gentamicin, multiple daily dosing and once daily dosing regimens exist with various reference ranges. If you are not able to interpret the amikacin level result safely please contact microbiology for advice. For multiple daily dosing: pre-dose level before next dose, post-dose level 1 hr after injection or end of infusion. For once daily dosing: follow your local protocol for collection time.
Additional Info Amikacin tests are sent away to a reference laboratory. Interim results are available within 48hrs. A final report is available after 5 days.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeSerum Gel Tube
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Collection ConditionsSpecimens must arrive no later than 15:00 hrs. Please telephone the serology lab on extension 26034 to inform them the sample is en-route.
Min. Vol2 mL

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT5 days
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT5 days
GP Routine TAT5 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 04/07/2017 09:56:45. Published By K Roberts on 04/07/2016 09:56:45.