Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Many diseases can now be successfully treated with the adequate medication. In order to achieve the desired effect, to minimize side-effects and to avoid over- as well as under-treatment, it may be essential to control the blood concentration of the administered medications.

This is referred to as "Therapeutic drug monitoring" (TDM). For certain drugs such as anticonvulsive and psychotropic agents, immunsuppressants and cardiac therapeutic substances as well as oral antidiabetics control of blood concentrations is quite common to improve monitoring of the patient. The concentrations measured are compared with recommended levels for each substance. If necessary dose can be adapted.

You can find the list of drugs we test for under list of analyses from A-Z.

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Heavy Metals and Trace Elements

Heavy Metals and Trace Elements

For the measurement of metals and trace elements in body fluids our laboratory uses the latest technique of ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry).

Vitamins

Vitamins

The serum analysis for vitamins is part of clinical toxicology and can provide important data for the treatment of medical conditions.

Anticonvulsants

Anticonvulsants

We offer a fast and reliable drug monitoring of "traditional" and "new" anticonvulsants.

Analyses from A to Z

Analyses from A to Z

Here you can find the profiles of our analyses in alphabetical order - from A like Amphetamines to Z like Zopliclone.

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