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Tobramycin, Timed

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Test ID TOBTM
EPIC Order
TOBRAMYCIN LEVEL, TIMED
CPT Code(s) 80200
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/royal blue top tube; see Comments for additional information
micro: 500 µL blood/red top (no gel) bullet; see Comments for additional information
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours; STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Therapeutic: Undefined
Comments
  • Collect sample before administering B-lactam antibiotics, otherwise levels may be lower than expected.
  • See Tobramycin, Fluid for Knee Fluid, CSF or JP Drainage
  • Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel
  • The timed concentrations are obtained with routine blood draws (as established by Phlebotomy Services) during the dosing interval between the time of the peak and the trough. The requested time of collection must be included with the order for placement of the request on the appropriate phlebotomy draw schedule. Please refer to the Aminoglycoside Therapy Monitoring Policy Memo #97 or consult with the pharmacist for recommended monitoring guidelines.

Reviewed by ivette_marrero on April 03, 2014

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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