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4700P: Amikacin Peak Print View
Amikacin Peak IMMUNOASSAY  20 - 30  mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Peak 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA Peak 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma Fluo/Oxalat. Peak 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  

Amikacin is an aminoglycoside which is a polycationic agent that kills aerobic gram-negative bacteria. Aminoglycosides act by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit of bacterial mRNA, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis. The goal of antimicrobial therapy is to achieve a concentration in plasma such that the bacteria are killed but the host remains undamaged. Both peak and trough specimens are required to monitor toxicity. Renal tubular necrosis and degeneration of the auditory nerve are the side effects most frequently experienced after exposure to high concentrations of the drug.

Collect peak at end of 60 minute IV infusion, or 30 minutes after end
of 30 minute infusion, or 60 minutes after IM dose. Red top tube
(plain).

Transport: Room temperature
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80150

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Collection Container: Red top tube (plain) Rejection Criteria: Do not collect in Gel Barrier/Serum Separator Tube or tubes containing Heparin anticoagulant.






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