Gentamicin


Test Information

Test Name

Gentamicin

Synonyms

Gentamycin

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; PLWHK

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Processing Information

Registration Code

GENT

Notes

  • URGENT REQUEST, Process ASAP
  • Note last dose details

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin; EDTA; Plain tube


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz

Send Away Notes

The preferred sample is one collected between 8 and 12 hr post dose (random). Trough levels (within 1 hr before the next dose) or peak levels (1 hr post end of infusion) may be collected at times. Samples will be registered as either “post dose (random)” or “pre dose (trough)”. Please state whether the sample is pre or post dose.

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