Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA)
Monitor therapeutic drug level
Therapeutic: Peak: 5 - 10 mcg/mL; Trough: < 2 mcg/mL.
Critical: Peak/Random values: >10.5 mcg/mL; Trough values: >2.6 mcg/mL.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hrs
Soft Order Code
Tobramycin Level, Trough
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
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Offsite Collection Instructions
Collect blood in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. For maximum clinical significance, usual sampling times are Peak: 0.5 to 1 hour after the end of a 30 minute I.V. infusion (one hour following I.M. administration) or Trough: immediately before next dose is given. Indicate whether specimen is Peak, Trough, or Random level.
0.5 mL serum
0.25 mL serum