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Gentamicin assay (pre, post or random)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, State time of last dose and time of sample


Turnaround Time:

1 day

Assay to determine level of gentamicin in serum for therapeutic monitoring

For information on clinical decision values or reference ranges, please contact the Duty Microbiologist.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: mg/L
Clinical decision points: Refer to Hartford nonogram 
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis