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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Vancomycin, Pre

Test Name

Vancomycin, Pre

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). Collect blood prior to administration of the next dose. 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 - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Therapeutic: 5-20 mg/L

Toxic: > 20 mg/L

Test Code

VANT

Methodology

(KIMS) Immunoassay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019