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Teicoplanin (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SMH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
SST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect pre-dose

Routine Post-dose levels, to avoid toxicity, are not necessary.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:

Send at least 300 uL of aliquoted plasma to Melbourne Health Pathology (RMH)

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

Analysis performed on Abbott Architect

Teicoplanin Trough Level Therapeutic Range: 10 - 30 mg/L