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.
Collect peak 30 minutes after end of IV infusion of 60-90 minutes
after IM dose.
Collect as a trough just prior to next dose.
1 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) serum collected in each of two
separate red-top tubes (no gel)
Reported (Analytical Time)
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