One red top serum vacutainer (no gel)
Allow to clot for 30 minutes in an upright position prior to centrifugation. Centrifuge within 60 minutes of collection.
Minimum volume: 0.2mL serum
Preferred volume: 0.5mL serum
Moderate/severe hemolysis, sample not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume.
Send at 2-8 degrees C.
Before centrifugation: 1 hour RT
After centrifugation: Refrigerated (2-8C), 2 weeks.
Within 24 hours
FPIA (Amikacin);pharmacokinetics (Amikacin);HIV (Amikacin)
Optimal peak concentration