Drug Monitoring

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Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacillary infections. Amikacin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic and serial monitoring of peak and trough serum levels provides information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacillary infections. Amikacin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic and serial monitoring of serum levels provides information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacillary infections. Amikacin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic and serial monitoring of serum levels provides information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in the treatment of gram-negative bacillary infections. Amikacin is potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic and serial monitoring of serum levels provides information to maintain safe and therapeutic levels.

Amiodarone is an antiarrythmic drug. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to monitor compliance and avoid toxicity.


AMPHETAMINE, QUANTITATIVE LC/MS/MS, SERUM

 

Clinical Significance

This test is useful to monitor prescribed drug therapy. It is also utilized as a confirmation test for positive screen results that automatically reflex for confirmation at an additional charge.


Amphetamines, Quantitative, LC/MS/MS, Serum

Clinical Significance

This test is useful to monitor prescribed drug therapy. It is also utilized as a confirmation test for positive screen results that automatically reflex for confirmation at an additional charge.


Rapidly growing mycobacteria and Nocardia/aerobic Actinomycetes can cause a variety of serious infections, particularly in immunocompromised patients. Resistance, toxicity, intolerance, and therapeutic failures may occur with traditional empiric treatment with drugs of choice. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, especially with newer agents, may help to guide appropriate therapeutic choices.

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Aripiprazole (Abilify®) is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. The analysis of aripiprazole is used to monitor compliance with drug therapy.


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The CA 125 level can provide prognostic information in the follow-up management of patients with ovarian carcinoma. The assay should be used as an adjunctive test in the management of ovarian cancer patients. CA 125 is not recommended as a cancer screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population

CA 125 is used as an aid in monitoring the response to therapy for patients with epithelian ovarian cancer and in detecting residual ovarian cancer in patients who have undergone therapy. HAMA pre-treatment inhibits possible heterophilic interference.

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CA 15-3 may be useful for monitoring patients with metastatic breast cancer and certain ovarian cancers. The CA 15-3 values from sequential samples have a high correlation with the clinical course in most patients with metastatic breast cancer.

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A large percentage of patients with gastrointestinal tumors (such as pancreatic, liver, gastric, colorectal tumors) and some other malignancies have been shown to have elevated serum CA 19-9 levels. Serum CA 19-9 levels may be useful for monitoring disease activity or predicting relapse following treatment. CA 19-9 should not be used as a screening test.

CA 27.29 may be useful for monitoring patients for metastatic breast cancer.

Coffee, tea and other beverages may contain caffeine. Caffeine is a methylxanthine found in over the counter products and in prescription medications. Small premature infants with mild respiratory distress shortly after birth may be treated with theophylline or caffeine. In neonates, a significant amount of theophylline is converted to caffeine. Since the demethylation pathway of theophylline is relatively undeveloped, caffeine levels may be elevated. Caffeine clearance rates typically reach adult values at about 3-4 months of age.


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Increased serum CEA levels have been detected in persons with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. Elevated serum CEA levels have also been detected in patients with nonmalignant disease, especially patients who are older or who are smokers. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers. However, CEA levels provide important information about patient prognosis, recurrence of tumors after surgical removal, and effectiveness of therapy.

CEA is a tumor marker that is useful to monitor patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic colonic carcinoma. Patients who have received mouse monoclonal antibodies as part of treatment should have their specimens pre-treated for removal of the human antimouse antibodies (HAMA).

Some isolates of Staphylococcus species and beta-hemolytic Streptococci have been shown to have inducible resistance to clindamycin. The D test is used to determine if the strain demonstrates inducible resistance to clindamycin. Treatment of a patient using clindamycin for an erythromycin resistant strain of Staphylococcus or beta-hemolytic Streptococcus may result in inappropriate therapy.

Cyclosporine (Cyclosporin A) is an immunosuppressant therapeutic agent used in the prevention of organ graft rejection. Clinical measurement of blood levels is required due to the inter-individual variability of metabolism as well as the toxicity associated with excessive dosage.

Cyclosporine (Cyclosporin A) is an immunosuppressant therapeutic agent used in the prevention of organ graft rejection. Measurement of blood levels is recommended due to the inter-individual variability of metabolism as well as the toxicity associated with excessive dosage.

Cyclosporine is a commonly used immunosuppressive drug in patients receiving transplants. LC/MS/MS methods have higher specificity for the parent compound than immunoassay. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity. High cyclosporine levels can lead to nephrotoxicity; Low levels can lead to organ rejection following transplant. Peak concentrations are reached at around 3.5 hours after oral dosage. Elimination half-life is 10-27 hours.

Dexamethasone

 

Clinical Significance

Test used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.


Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside derived from the digitalis plant. It is used to treat congestive heart failure and atrial dysrhythmias. Digoxin levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity.