Gentamicin

Test investigation

Gentamicin

Laboratory offering test

NNUH, QEH, JPUH

Units

mg/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

Garamycin

Comments precautions

Contact Consultant Microbiologist for advice.

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Within 4 hours/8 hours

Reference intervals

Pre-dose (trough) < 2 mg/L (< 1 mg/L for endocarditis) 1-hour post-dose (peak) 5 – 10 mg/L (3 – 5 mg/L for endocarditis)

If ukas accredited

Y NNUH