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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Tobramycin, Random

Test Name

Tobramycin, Random

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top (Adult) or 1 Red Microtainer (Pediatric)

Minimum Volume = 3mL Blood

Gold top (SST) is also acceptable specimen type

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect 3mL of blood in red top tube for adults or 1mL in red microtainer. Gold top (SST) is also acceptable specimen type. Record time of collection and time of last dose. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Repeated freezing and thawing of samples should be avoided

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, grossly hemolyzed and icteric samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 4 h at room temperature, 1 week at 2-8°C and 1 month frozen.

Transportation: Send to Core Lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma/Stat
2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Toxic >21.0mg/L

Test Code

TOBR

Methodology

Competitive Binding Immunoenzymatic Assay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 05, 2020