Gentamicin, Serum

Methodology: Homogeneous particle-enhanced turbid imetric immunoassay

Specimen Requirements: 1 plain, red-top tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum).

Collect in the following time frames:
Trough- IV or IM therapy: within 30 minutes prior to dose
Peak- IV: draw 30 minutes after 30-minute infusion; IM: 1 hr after injection
Random- draw 8-12 hours after a 60 minute infusion for extended interval dosing (EID)

Centrifuge red-top within 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: SST tube is not acceptable.

Analytical Time: 1 day

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
80170 –

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