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*VANCOMYCIN

Mnemonic

VAN, VAN PK, VAN TR

Synonym

Vancocin® - Vancoled®

Guidelines

For information on when to collect specimen, please refer to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Guidelines for Pediatrics and Adults.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Specify date and time of last dose on the order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw) 

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

EMIT

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

Toxic Levels

CPT Codes

80202

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:45 AM


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