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Test Name

Gentamicin, Peak and Trough

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CPT Code(s)**

80170 (x2)
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Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s)

Gentamicin, Peak 5.0-10.0 mg/L
Gentamicin, Trough 1.0-2.0 mg/L

Clinical Significance

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 and serial monitoring of peak and trough serum levels may provide the clinician with information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Alternative Name(s)

Garamycin

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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Gentamicin, Peak and Trough
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