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Gentamicin (Garamycin) Level

Mnemonic:    [GENTA]
Name:    Gentamicin (Garamycin) Level
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. This test is ordered as a TIMED PRIORITY by the pharmacist. Refer to the Pharmacokinetics Collection Timing Procedure for guidelines on collection timing.
Neonatal Spec:    plasma from 1 green SST microtainer (preferred) or serum from 1 red SST microtainer
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Trough <2 uG/mL
 Peak 5 - 12 uG/mL
Critical Range:    > 10 uG/mL
  Method:    Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)
Processing Info:    Specimen must be frozen if not performed immediately