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 Recent changes for Gentamicin

Recent changes for Gentamicin
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30th May 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Request should specify dose, route, time(s) of dose/infusion and time of sample collection.

 

Post Dose specimen collection should be 30 mins post completion of administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neonates:  It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained the drug should be given.

 

Request should specify dose, route, time(s) of dose/infusion and time of sample collection.

Post Dose specimen collection should be 30 mins post completion of administration

Neonates:  It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained the drug should be given.

 

30th May 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Request should specify dose, route, time(s) of dose/infusion and time of sample collection.

 

Post Dose must be 30 mins post dose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neonates:  It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained the drug should be given.

 

Request should specify dose, route, time(s) of dose/infusion and time of sample collection.

 

Post Dose specimen collection should be 30 mins post completion of administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neonates:  It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained the drug should be given.

 

Gentamicin

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:GENT or GENT PRE or GENT POST
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect pre-dose

Request should specify dose, route, time(s) of dose/infusion and time of sample collection.

Post Dose specimen collection should be 30 mins post completion of administration

Neonates:  It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained the drug should be given.

 

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Therapeutic Ranges:

Depends on indication -Refer to Alfred PROMPT Guideline for further details.
Adults :

Pre-dose:   < 0.5 mg/L
Post dose:   consult

Neonates:

Pre-dose < 1 mg/L.

It is recommended to take the therapeutic level immediately before the third dose is due. Only after the level is obtained should the drug be given.