Specimen Collection Protocols:
Trough Level; 6-20 hours, depending on dose and renal function.
Peak Level; draw 30 minutes after end of IV infusion.
Give dose details, dose time, dose interval, collection time and time over which infusion is give.
Paediatric Specimen - Lithium Heparin Microtube
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
|Trough < 0.5 mg/L
AUC 70 – 100 mg/L/hr
Homogenous competition based immunoassay performed on the Beckman Coulter AU5822 analyser using Beckman Coulter reagents.
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Once daily dosing is recommended using a target area under the concentration (AUC) curve. Contact the Ward Pharmacist, or the Drug Information Service (03 3640900) for dose adjustment.
Aminoglycoside clearance is reduced with renal impairment.
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