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Test Code Amik, Amik Tr or AMIK PK Amikacin

Important Note

If ordered as STAT testing, please send sample(s) to UWMC NW220 via Delivery Express.

Clinical System Name

Amikacin (Random, Peak or Trough)



Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Red or Gold SST or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


Note: Gold preferred. Note date & time of collection; draw peak level 0.5 hr post end of 0.5 hr infusion or 1 hr post injection. Draw trough level 30 min before dose. Note if specimen is peak, trough or random.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Spin blood, freeze 0.5 - 1 mL serum or plasma in a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label. On weekends, send all stats directly to HMC; on weekdays, notify Send Outs (987-2563) if test is ordered stat.


Off-site collection: Spin and freeze plasma/serum and ship frozen.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated  24 h
  Frozen  7 d



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195


Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department: Send Outs


Phone Number: (206) 987-2563



Reference Range


Trough Level 5 - 10
Peak Level 12 - 30
Toxic Level >30



Method: EMIT

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Amikacin
Reference Test Number: None specified
Instructions: Send out routine samples M - F with UW courier. Send all STATS to UWMC NW220 via Delivery Express.