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Category Biochemistry
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 & container required Serum SST gold top
Sample volume 0.5 ml
Turnaround time 1 Day

This test is performed by the Clinical Biochemistry department