Gentamicin Peak Level

Test Code
GENTP

CPT Codes
80170

Preferred Specimen
Dark green lithium heparin tube

Minimum Volume
fill tube 3.5 mL

Instructions
Peak specimens should be drawn 30 minutes after a 30 minute IV infusion. Drawn specimen in a dark green lithium heparin tube. Remove plasma from cells as soon as possible after collection. Place plasma in a plastic pour off tube. Ship original tube and pour off tube.

Transport Temperature
2-8 oC

Specimen Stability
1 week at 2-8 oC

Methodology
turbidimetric immunoassay

Setup Schedule
Every day

Reference Range
5.0-8.0 ug/mL

Performing Laboratory
Marietta Memorial Hospital laboratory



The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.