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Test Code SQ GENTT, EPIC LAB26 Gentamicin, Trough, Plasma or Serum

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light green-top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood just prior to next dose.

2. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.

3. Label specimen as plasma.

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Serum gel
Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood just prior to next dose.

2. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.

3. Label specimen as serum.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated <48 hours/Frozen OK

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: 0.0-2.0 mcg/mL

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≥3.0 mcg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Plasma or serum (separated from cells) is stable refrigerated (2° C-8° C) for 7 days and frozen (≤-20° C) for 1 month.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80170