Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
TDM is defined as the use of drug levels, pharmacokinetic principles and pharmacodynamic factors to optimise drug therapy in individual patients.
1. Main Objectives :
To optimise drug therapy / improve drug efficacy
No. of samples
No. of assays done
Proportion of assays interpreted & recommendations communicated to the requesting limit / Dr to the total no. of assays received within the same working day. (Standard not less than 75%). For 2002, our achievement was 93.06%.
4. Plans for 2003
4.1 No. of assays : min. of 1600
4.2 To start Cyclosporin monitoring.