Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 18, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Gentamicin, Peak

  • One Red Top

Also Acceptable:
  • One Gray Top
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • State Patient's Last Dose
  • Draw 30 minutes following completion of IV infusion or 60 minutes after an intramuscular injection.
    State patient's last dose in hours.
    When adjusting dosage, measure peak and trough levels during the same dosing interval.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 6 Week(s); Frozen: 6 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 80170
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Gentamicin, Peak is potentially toxic at levels greater than 12.0 ug/mL.
  • 2918 - LAST DOSE, PEAK
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