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Test Code GENTR Gentamicin, Trough

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Red top

Preferred Volume

4 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

Serum for a trough level is usually drawn 30 minutes before dose.

Consult adult and pediatric dosing services for additional information.

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

3 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

CPT Code

80170

Test Includes

quantitative determination of trough gentamicin in serum

Reference Range

therapuetic range
trough: <2.0 µg/mL
 

gentamicin trough levels >2.0 µg/mL are often associated with nephrotoxicity

Critical Results

None

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Fee Code

43769