Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic

TOBRA

Methodology

Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. If transport is prolonged: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Citrate, oxalate/fluoride, or separator tubes. Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

Trough Levels
  Optimal: 0.5-2.0 µg/mL
  Toxic: 2.1 µg/mL or greater 
Peak Levels
  Optimal: 5.0-10.0 µg/mL
  Toxic: 12.1 µg/mL or greater

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80200

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090270 Tobramycin 35670-9
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Aliases

  • Nebcin
Tobramycin, Random Level