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.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||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|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: 6 Hours
In-Patient: 6 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Collection Con||Serum (with or without gel) and plasma (EDTA/lithium heparin) samples acceptable. Minimum volume: 500µl serum / plasma
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
|Ref. Range Notes||Blood Sciences reference ranges are available through the useful information and links page:
|Telepath||LGI: TOBR1LSJUH: TOBR1J|