Gentamicin

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: GENT PRE; GENT POST; GENT RND
POE DESCRIPTION: GENTAMICIN PRE DOSE; GENT PRE

GENTAMICIN POST DOSE; GENT POST

GENTAMICIN RANDOM LEVEL; GENT RND

CPT CODE: 80170
TEST INFORMATION: Draw peak: 30 minutes after 30-minute infusion; trough: <30 minutes before next dose
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine 4 hours; Stat 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Requisition must be marked random pre- or post dose; include date and time specimen drawn.
CONTAINER TYPE: Red top tube - 4 mL
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.0 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: Therapeutic: Peak (post): 4-10 µg/mL; trough (pre): 0-2 µg/mL
METHODOLOGY:

Particle-enhanced Turbidimetric Immunoassay (PETIA)

CRITICAL VALUES: >10 µg/mL
TEST SYNONYM(S):Garamycin.; Gentamicin, Post; Gentamicin, Pre; Gentamicin, Random