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Test Code VANCO Vancomycin, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
VANCO

Methodology

Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions: Draw peak level 30 minutes after end of a 30-minute intravenous infusion or 60 minutes post intramuscular injection. Draw trough level immediately before next dose.

Note: 1. Indicate plasma and peak or trough.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma and as peak or trough).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions: Draw peak level 30 minutes after end of a 30-minute intravenous infusion or 60 minutes post intramuscular injection. Draw trough level immediately before next dose.

Note: 1. Indicate serum and peak or trough.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum and as peak or trough).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentrations

Trough: 10-20 mg/L

Toxic concentration (automatic call-back): >40 mg/L