WHAT IS CHLORAMPHENICOL TEST?

WHAT IS CHLORAMPHENICOL TEST?

Chloramphenicol is a potent, broad-spectrum, synthetic antibiotic used for gram-negative, gram-positive, and anaerobic microorganisms when other antibiotics cannot be used or are ineffective. It is metabolised by the liver and excreted by the kidneys, with a half-life of 2.5-3.0 hours in clients with normal hepatic and renal function. Chloramphenicol levels, complete blood counts, and reticulocyte levels must be closely monitored during therapy because of the risk of bone marrow depression side effects. 

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About Genomic Medicine UK

Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

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