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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Amikacin

  • LIS Mnemonic: AMIK

    Collect

    Serum required (red or gold SST top tube) Satellite locations must send Gold top tube

    Volume Required

    1 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.5 mL

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    2 hrs room temp, 24 hrs refrigerated

    Processing

    All chemistry specimens collected in a SST should be centrifuged at 3,400 RPM's for 10 minutes. If there is gel separating the serum from the red cells, it is not necessary to transfer the serum to another tube. Follow directions in the centrifuge manual to set the centrifuge appropriately.If there is not gel separating the serum from the red cells, transfer the serum using a disposable pipette to another tube (pour off tube) being careful not to disturb the buffy coat. Rubber band the original tube (parent tube) with the labeled pour off tube prior to sending the specimen to CLS.

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

80150

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