Reagent | Gentamicin
The Randox Gentamicin Assay
Gentamicin is an antibiotic drug used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. Most patients will respond well to Gentamicin however side affects associated with toxicity, resulting in kidney damage and hearing loss, can occur.
Gentamicin has a narrow therapeutic range in serum; 5 to 10mg/L for peak levels and 1 to 2mg/L for trough levels. Monitoring a patients serum levels is therefore key to prevent drug related side effects.
The Randox Gentamicin assay delivers excellent precision and reproducibility at the critical decisions points. A recent in-house study demonstrated 5% CV for 1.7mg/L of gentamicin in serum. Randox Gentamicin is suitable for laboratory use and gives clinicians confidence in their results.
Can I Use Randox Gentamicin On My Analyser?
All Randox reagents are suitable for open channels. Instrument Specific Applications (ISA’s) are available for a wide range of biochemistry analysers in the market. Contact us to enquire about your specific analyser.
Wide measuring range – A wide measuring range of 0.847 – 11 µg/ml which will comfortably detect levels outside of the therapeutic range of 5 – 10 µg/ml
Exceptional correlation – The assay showed a correlation of r=0.99 against another commercially available method
Excellent stability – Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
Latex Enhanced Immunoturbidimetric method
Limited interference from Haemoglobin, Intralipid and Triglycerides