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8577: Tobramycin, Trough Print View
Tobramycin, Trough IA    mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Trough 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Fluo/Oxal. Trough 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma Sodium Heparin Grn 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma Lithium Heparin 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA Trough 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  3.2% Sodium Citrate   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacterial infections, especially Pseudomonas, Proteus Klebsiella and also Staphylococcus. Tobramycin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic. Serial monitoring of peak and trough serum levels may provide the clinician with information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Patient Preparation:
Collect as a trough just before next dose

1 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
80200

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube

Reject Thaw: Serum separator tube

Methodology: Immunoassay






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