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Test Code RMCGENTLVL Gentamicin Level*

Important Note

*This test is orderable in Cerner

Performing Laboratory

Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood
Container/Tube:

Preferred: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Acceptable: Gold top, serum gel

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Send specimen in original tube.

2. If there is a delay in transport of >1 hour, centrifuge tube.

Reference Values

 

Critical value (automatic call-back): >12.0 µg/mL

Days Performed

Daily

Available STAT

Analytical Time:

1 day

Methodology

Turbidimetric Inhibition

Test Classification and CPT Coding

CPT: 80170

LOINC: 35668-3

Result Name: Gentamicin Level

Result Code: RMCL800493

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated