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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

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentrations

Trough: 10-20 mg/L

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

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202