Imperial Collage Healthcare

Amikacin


Test Background
If prolonged treatment with Amikacin is anticipated, regular monitoring of pre-dose serum levels will be required.


Clinical Indications

Take a blood sample immediately prior to the 2nd dose (if duration greater than 48 hours). Do not wait for the result – give second dose as planned. If the level comes back ≥ 5mg/L the 3rd dose should be adjusted. Document on request form when the last dose was given & time and date sample was taken.


Reference Range

Pre-dose (trough) <5mg/l


Sample Required
Serum SST gold top


Sample Volume
0.5 ml


Turnaround Time
1 Day


Notes
This test is performed by the Clinical Biochemistry department

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