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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Vancomycin, Post

Test Name

Vancomycin, Post

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Blood

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in red top tube. Avoid gold top (SST). Post-dose sample are collected 1 to 2 hr post completion of infusion. Record time of collection and time of last dose. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Repeated freezing and thawing of samples should be avoided

Rejection Criteria: Gel separator, grossly hemolyzed and icteric samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 48hr at room temperature, 2 week refrigerated, and 12 months frozen.

Transportation: Send to Core Lab as soon as possible

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat and 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Therapeutic: 30 - 40 mg/L

Toxic: >80 mg/L

Test Code

VANP

Methodology

(KIMS) Immunoassay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019