Collect Red Top or Green Top Heparin. Send 1 mL serum or plasma.
The trough sample is drawn immediately prior to the next dose. Peak samples should be drawn 45 to 60 minutes after an IM injection, 30 minutes after the end of a 30-minute IV infusion, or immediately after a 60-minute IV infusion.
Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days
Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. It is used to treat serious infections due to many aerobic and anaerobic types of bacteria.
GENTP (PEAK), GENTT (TROUGH),