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AMIKA
AMIKACIN, RANDOM, SERUM

Test Code AMIKA 
Test AMIKACIN, RANDOM, SERUM 
Methodology Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA) 
Specimen SERUM
Draw blood in either a plain, red-top or an serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice.

NOTE:
1.SPECIMENS CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE STORED FROZEN IF ANY DELAY IN ANALYSIS OF MORE THAN 8 HOURS IN TRANSPORT TIME IS ANTICIPATED. FAILURE TO FREEZE SPECIMEN CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS MAY RESULT IN FALSELY LOW AMIKACIN LEVELS DUE TO IN VITRO INACTIVATION.
2. Specimens containing kanamycin A, kanamycin B will yield falsely elevated values for amikacin. 
MMC Specimen Lithium Heparin PST - 0.5 mL of plasma FROZEN in plastic vial. 
Reference Values No established reference values for random collections. 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 80150