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Antibiotic Assays (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring)



Assays used to measure the concentration of certain antibiotics in the blood.



Specimen container

Gold Top Clotted (5ml)

Special Instructions

Full List of Antibiotic Assays

Please send serum unless otherwise specified, and state DOSE, TIME OF LAST DOSE, and TIME SAMPLE TAKEN

For interpretation of levels, please refer to the Antimicrobial App or contact us to discuss

Processing Time

  • Gentamicin, Tobramycin and Vancomycin 24 hours (Processed in Blood Sciences, A2)
  • All other antibiotics 7-10 days (Sent to reference laboratory)

Further Information

For Patients:

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring – Lab Tests Online

For Healthcare professionals:

Microguide – Antimicrobial Guidance for RDUH

Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory | North Bristol NHS Trust

Toxicology Laboratory – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

(Key words: Amikacin, Netilmicin, Itraconazole, Voriconazole, Posaconazole, Teicoplanin, Acyclovir, Ciprofloxacin, Colistin, Cycloserine, Daptomycin, Ethambutol, Flucloxacillin, Fluctosine, Ganciclovir, Isoniazid, Linezolid, Penicillin, Rifampicin, Streptomycin, Co-trimoxazole, Cotrimoxazole, Sulphamethoxazole, Trimethoprim)

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