Department: Referred Biochemistry
Alternate Names for Test: AMINOGLYCOSIDES (Tobramycin)
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Phlebotomist Instructions: Take trough and peak levels.
Trough value:  Take blood just prior to next dose.
Peak value:    Take blood 1-2 hours post dose.

For once-daily dosage a second level should be taken 6-14 hours post dose.
Please state dose and time dose was taken.
Sample Type:

1x Yellow SST (Serum Separator) tube 5.0mL

Alternative Blood Tubes: Green (Lithium Heparin) tube 6.0mL
Additional Information:

Referred Specimens:
Referred to: Capital & Coast DHB Laboratory
Link to Reference Lab Website:
Pre-Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Ambient

Must be sent same day as collection
Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Ambient
In the Lab:
Lab Test Code: RTOB
Reference Interval & Interpretation: Provided with Reference Laboratory result.
Link to Application and Diagnostic Use Website:
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Mackenzie Nicol and Dr Mark Jones
Department Name: Microbiology
Phone: (04) 3815900 ext 798
Fax: (04) 3815948

Test Information last updated on 5/01/2015
Website last updated on 07/09/2015 12:09

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