Pre Testing Requirements
Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols
Samples are usually collected in pairs as Trough level (within 1 hr before the next dose) and Peak level (1 hr post end of infusion). If once daily dosing is used, a single sample may be collected between 8 and 12 hr post dose (random). Samples will be registered as “pre dose (trough)” or “post dose (random)”. Please state whether the sample is pre or post dose.
Heparin (light green), SST(gold)
0.3ml Heparin (light green) or serum (red)
Sample Delivery to Lab
Mon - Sun, 24hrs
Laboratory Turnaround Time
Cobas 6000 KIMS
Unit Of Measurement
Uncertainty Of Measurement
Note that dose sizes and levels are about 5 times those for getamicin and tobramycin
0.1 ml heparin plasma or serum.