Ordering Recommendation

Detect overdose. Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
GENT
Methodology

Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red.

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely. Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Heparinized plasma.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. If transport is prolonged: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes. Plasma collected in the presence of citrate or oxalate/fluoride or EDTA. Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks

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Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeat freeze/thaw cyles)

Reference Interval

Effective November 18, 2013

Trough Level Optimal: 0.5-2.0 µg/mL
Peak Level Optimal: 5.0-10.0 µg/mL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80170

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090130 Gentamicin, Random 35668-3
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Aliases
  • Garamycin
  • Garamycin Random Level
  • Gentamicin Random Level
Gentamicin, Random Level