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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Gentamicin
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
5mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Multiple daily dosing (paediatrics) take a pre-dose sample immediately before the dose and a post dose sample 1 hour after the dose. Once daily dosing (adults) take a single level 14-24 hours after the dose is given.
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Please give the following information on the request form to assist with interpretation of the results:-a) drug & size of doseb) frequency of dosingc) time of last dosed) time of assay sampleAntibiotic assays are performed in Biochemistry but the interpretation is given my microbiology
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017