Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Gentamicin Level, Peak
Soft Order Code
GENPK

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA)

Test Usage

Monitor therapeutic drug level

Reference Range

Therapeutic: Peak: 5-10 mcg/mL; Trough: 0.0 - 2.0 mcg/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. For maximum clinical significance, usual sampling times are Peak: 0.5 to 1 hour after the end of a 30 minute I.V. infusion (one hour following I.M. administration) or Trough: immediately before next dose is given. Indicate whether specimen is Peak, Trough, or Random level.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
80170
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
Trough 22747-0; Peak 22746-2; Random 15106-8

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.