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TOBRT
TOBRAMYCIN, TROUGH, SERUM

Test Code TOBRT 
Test TOBRAMYCIN, TROUGH, SERUM 
Methodology Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA) 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube just prior to the next dose. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice.

NOTE: SPECIMENS CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE STORED FROZEN IF ANY DELAY IN ANALYSIS OR MORE THAN 4 HOURS IN TRANSPORT TIME IS ANTICIPATED. FAILURE TO FREEZE SPECIMEN CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS MAY RESULT IN FALSELY LOW TOBRAMYCIN LEVELS DUE TO IN VITRO INACTIVATION. 

MMC Specimen Draw blood in a plasma gel tube just prior to the next dose. 0.5 mL plasma required.

NOTE: SPECIMENS CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE STORED FROZEN IF ANY DELAY IN ANALYSIS OR MORE THAN 4 HOURS IN TRANSPORT TIME IS ANTICIPATED. FAILURE TO FREEZE SPECIMEN CONTAINING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS MAY RESULT IN FALSELY LOW TOBRAMYCIN LEVELS DUE TO IN VITRO INACTIVATION. 

Reference Values Therapeutic concentration: <=2.0 g/mL
Toxic concentration: >2.0 g/mL 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 80200