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Test Catalog

Test ID: TOBRA    
Tobramycin, Random, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

Serum for a peak level should be drawn 30 to 60 minutes after last dose (order TOBPA / Tobramycin, Peak, Serum).

 

Serum for a trough level should be drawn no more than 30 minutes before next scheduled dose (order TOBTA / Tobramycin, Trough, Serum).

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours