TOBRAMYCIN

Mnemonic

TOBPK<br>TOBTR

Synonym

Nebcin®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red, 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) or 5.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Specify time of last dose on the order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 6 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

Peak:
Less severe infection: 5-8 µg/mL
Severe infection: 8-10 µg/mL

Trough:
Less severe infection: <1 µg/mL
Moderate infection: <2 µg/mL
Severe infection: <2 µg/mL
12 Hour Trough: <3 µg/mL

Toxic Levels

Peak: 10-12 µg/mL
Trough: 2-4 µg/mL
12 Hour Trough: ≥3 µg/mL

CPT Codes

80200

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:31 AM