Imperial Collage Healthcare

Tobramycin


Test Background
If prolonged treatment with Tobramycin  is anticipated, regular monitoring of pre-dose serum levels will be required.


Clinical Indications
Take a blood sample immediately prior to the 2nd dose (if duration greater than 48 hours). Do not wait for the result – give second dose as planned. If the level comes back ≥1mg/L the 3rd dose should be adjusted.


Reference Range

Pre-dose (trough) <1mg/l


Sample Required
Serum SST rust top


Sample Volume
0.5ml


Turnaround Time

2-3 Days


Notes

Tobramycin assays are now referred externally to Bristol Antimicrobial Reference laboratory.  Sample referral and reporting  of results is managed by the Infection & Immunity laboratory.

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