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4700T: Amikacin Trough Print View
Amikacin Trough IMMUNOASSAY  4 - 8  mg/L 

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

Trough: Collect just before the next scheduled dose.
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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