Amikacin, Peak [8584X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: Fluoride oxalate (gray-top) tube • EDTA (lavender-top) tube• dark/royal blue-top tube, EDTA

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Serum separator tube (SST®) • Heparin plasma


Reference Range
20.0-30.0 mg/L

Clinical Significance
Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacillary infections. Amikacin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic and serial monitoring of serum levels provides information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.