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ID:1010 Tobramycin
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Description An aminoglycoside that requires therapeutic drug monitoring because of its nephrotoxicity and vestibulo-ototoxicity. Similar to gentamicin multiple daily dosing and once daily dosing regimens exist with various reference ranges. If you are not able to interpret the tobramycin level result safely please contact the microbiology department for clinical advice.
Indication
Additional Info Samples processed by the Department of Blood Sciences (Biochemistry) as of 17.6.11(not microbiology) Please note: test can only be added to samples within 8 hours of collection
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation Advice on interpretation can be found via the microbiology section of the Pathology website: http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/pathology/Departments/Microbiology/MicroAntibioticMonitoringGuidelines.aspx

DepartmentBlood Sciences
SampleSerum
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions Serum (with or without gel) and plasma (EDTA/lithium heparin) samples acceptable
Min. Vol
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male) See notes
Ref. Range (Female)See notes
Ref. Range (Paed)See notes
Ref. Range Notes Adult Ref. Range: Refer to specialist unit protocol eg Cystic fibrosis, Oncology Multi dose: Pre dose <2mg/L Post dose 5-10mg/L (1hour) Paediatric Ref. Range: Refer to specialist unit protocol eg Cystic fibrosis, Oncology Multi dose: Pre dose <2mg/L Post dose 5-10 mg/L (1hour) For more information see Antimicrobial monitoring http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/pathology/Departments/Microbiology/MicroAntibioticMonitoringGuidelines.aspx
Unitsmg/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 31/05/2018 09:34:10. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 31/05/2017 09:34:10.