33014:AMIKACIN, TROUGH

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33014:AMIKACIN, TROUGH
Methodology: Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA)
Edit Date: 3/10/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 80150
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube, 4 mL green top tube (heparin), 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or 4 mL grey top tube. Specimen should be drawn 5-90 minutes prior to the next infusion.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 24 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 24 hours refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Specimen containing other antibiotics must be frozen within 8 hours of collection.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen/thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 24 hours after collection.