Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA)

Test Usage

Monitor therapeutic drug level

Reference Range*

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.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code

TOBTR

MiChart Code

Tobramycin Level, Trough

Laboratory

Chemical Pathology

STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

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Specimen Requirements

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.

Container

Yellow Top Tube

Normal Volume

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

80200

LOINC

Trough 35239-3; Peak 4057-6; Random 4058-4

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