Amikacin is a semi-synthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat different types of bacterial infections. This medication can cause serious kidney problems and nerve damage, resulting in permanent hearing loss and balance problems. The Amikacin reagent is a homogeneous, particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay supplied as a liquid, ready to use
Amikacin, in addition to gentamicin and tobramycin, belongs to the aminoglycosides family of antibiotics that are most commonly measured to guide and monitor dosing regimens to evaluate potential toxicity. Features of the Amikacin assasy include:
- Excellent sensitivity of <0.8 µg/mL
- Analytical range is 1.5 to 50 µg/mL
- 35 day on-board reagent stability
- Total Precision of <5% CV
- Acceptable sample types include serum and plasma
- Optimal: 4.0-8.0 µg/mL
Toxic: 8.1 µg/mL or greater
Previously The Peak and Trough was collected and sent to ARUP for testing with a TAT taking up to 3 Days. Time was a huge factor where the Physician needed the results to regiment the dose and monitor for the toxicity level. In addition, the integrity of the specimen could be jeopardized with the prolonged transport.
MuirLab is adding Amikacin in house. This will improve TAT, The integrity of the specimen, and meeting the needs of the Clients.