Clinical Services

 

Consultation Guidelines

Any clinical pharmacology issues for example: interpretation of drug concentrations, advice on drug monitoring and toxicology, pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic issues, or issues related to principles of therapeutics and quality use of medicines.

We encourage medical staff to work closely with clinical pharmacists.

Inpatient Consultation Service

Inpatient consultations are available within Flinders Medical Centre

For urgent consultations, contact the on call Clinical Pharmacologist

Outpatient Services are offered on referral to the following clinics:


Hypertension


Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

8204 8953


General Medicine


Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics


8204 8953


Cardiology


Veteran's Heart Clinic, Repatriation General Hospital

8275 1934 or 8275 1791


Syncope Clinic


Repatriation General Hospital


8275 1033

Diabetes

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

8204 8953

Endocrinology

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

8204 8953

Diagnostic Services

The diagnostic laboratory service for the Department of Clinical Pharmacology is provided by the Automated Laboratory and the Pharmacology Unit of SA Pathology. The Pharmacology Unit performs drug assays based on LC/MS/MS and HPLC techniques while the Automated Laboratory offers assays based on automated immunoassays. A written report is issued for all test results. Clinical Pharmacology consultants are available during working hours for advice and after hours through an on-call arrangement.

Drug assays currently available include:

Automated Laboratory

Pharmacology Unit

Carbamazepine

5-Fluorocytosine

Cyclosporin

Amiodarone

Digoxin

Clozapine

Gentamicin

Fentanyl

Lithium

Flecainide

Paracetamol

Hydromorphone

Phenobarbitone

Lamotrigine

Phenytoin

Methadone

Salicylic acid

Morphine

Tacrolimus

Mycophenolic acid

Theophylline

Olanzapine

Valproic acid

Oxycodone

Vancomycin

Perhexiline

 

Quetiapine

 

Thiopurine metabolites