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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

GENTAMICIN LEVEL, CSF

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

GCSF

Synonyms:

Garamycin® CSF; Gentamycin spinal fluid

CPT Codes:

80170 – Gentamicin

Test Includes:

Gentamicin, CSF concentration in ug/mL

Logistics

Test Indications:

Evaluation of penetration of antibiotic, possibly being compared to serum levels for optimal prophylaxis.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 210)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

CSF

Container:

Screw capped, sterile plastic vial

Draw Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) spinal fluid

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine CSF collection

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Aliquot specimen into screw-capped plastic vial. Store at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference ranges established for spinal fluid

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

References:

MedTox Laboratories April 2009



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