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4901: Gentamicin Print View
Gentamicin IA    mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial infections, especially Pseudomonas, Proteus, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus. Gentamicin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic. Serial monitoring of peak and trough serum levels may provide the clinician with information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Collect as a trough just before next dose. Collect peak at the end of
a 60 minute IV infusion, 30 minutes after the end of a 30 minute IV
infusion or 60 minutes after the IM dose.
Serum separator tubes are not acceptable. Transport at room
temperature.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80170

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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