VANCOMYCIN

Mnemonic

VANC

Synonym

Vancocin® - Vancoled®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: EDTA Plasma

Also acceptable: Serum collected in a plain, non-gel tube.

Handling

Specify date and time of last dose. Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

SERUM OR PLASMA AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): < 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): < 3 days; Frozen (at or below -18°C): < 14 days.

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Spectrophotometric

Reference Values

Reference Values

Peak: 25.0-39.9 µg/mL

Trouigh: 10.0-20.0 µg/mL

Random: <40.0 µg/mL

Critical Values

Peak: > 40.0 µg/mL

Trough: > 40.0  µg/mL

Random: > 40.0  µg/mL

Therapeutic Range

Peak: 25.0-39.9 µg/mL

Trouigh: 10.0-20.0 µg/mL

Random: <40.0 µg/mL

Toxic Levels

> 40 µg/mL

CPT Codes

80202

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2020 10:28:56 AM