Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Gentamicin,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Gentamicin,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Garamycin
Aminoglycosides
Laboratory: Core (VH)
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Green top Microtainer (BD 365985)
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Green top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Minimum volume of serum/plasma required is 1 mL.

Minimum volume of blood required for pediatric sample is 0.5 mL.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.
Trough specimens are to be drawn immediately before a dose is administered.

Peak specimens should be drawn 30 minutes after an IV injection, 60 minutes after an IM injection, 30 minutes after the end of a 30 minute IV infusion (time frames are longer if the patient is renally compromised).
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
8 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Therapeutic Range:

Trough (Pre Dose):
< = 1.4 mg/L

Peak (Post Dose):
6-10 mg/L
Effective Date: 2010-07-12
Revised Date: 2016-01-26
Critical Value: Toxic Levels:

Trough: >1.8 mg/L
Peak: >10 mg/L
Interpretive Comments: To convert from mg/L to umol/L multiply the number by 2.16
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimens not tested immediately should be refrigerated as soon as possible and frozen for shipment within 24 hours.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GENT
GENTA-pre / GENTB-post
 
Referred To:  

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