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Test Code VANCT Vancomycin, Trough

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB39

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Vancomycin specimens should be drawn just prior to next dose.
  2. Centrifuge and separate cells after clot formation and within 4 hours of collection. 

Additional Information:

  1. Provide date and time of last dose.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 3 days

Refrigerated: 8 days

Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range

Theraputic: 10.0 - 20.0 µg/mL

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, hemolyzed, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily

Report Available

Same day

Method Name

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)