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Blood Collection

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

February 15th, 2021


Find out when the patient took the last dose of the drug in question, and determine the best time to take the blood level.
Trough levels - take the blood just prior to the next dose (do not withhold the dose while you wait for the result unless you're concerned that it's too high)
Peak levels - find out the optimal time to take the sample
Area under the curve (e.g. gentamicin) - consult guidelines and take blood at two set points following drug administration
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