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Blood Test Information

Tobramycin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
For non-ICE requests, please use a yellow antibiotics form and ensure that ALL details on the request form are completed.

Time limit for add on
Three days post collection

Reference range
See below

Units
mg/L

Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
For once daily tobramycin therapy, pre-dose levels should be <1mg/L.
For bd or tds Tobramycin, when treating a gram negative pneumonia, pre-dose levels should be <2mg/L and post dose levels >7mg/L.

For bd or tds Tobramycin, when treating endocarditis, pre-dose levels should be <1mg/L and post dose levels >3-5mg/L.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the prescriber to check antibiotic levels and adjust dose/timing as necessary. Please discuss with a microbiologist or pharmacist if advice is required.

 
 

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