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Gentamicin, Peak

no gel in red top bullet

Tube Type

Test ID LAB28
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 80170
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/royal blue top tube ONLY ; see Comments for additional information
micro: 300 µL blood/Red Top Pediatric Bullet; see Comments for additional information
Unspun: 2 hours
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time STAT: 1 hr; Routine: 2 hrs
Reference Range Therapeutic: 4-10 mcg/mL (Peak)
Toxic: >12.0 mcg/mL (Peak)
Comment Red Top Pediatric Tubes WITHOUT Serum Separator Gel
Collection for gentamicin peak samples:
IV infusion: 30-60 min after completion
IM injection: 60-90 min post dosing
Collect sample before administering B-lactam antibiotics otherwise levels may be lower than expected.

Go to Timed and Trough Information. Use Fluid for fluid specimens.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 19, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514