Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name VANCOMYCIN TROUGH
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Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred: Green/yellow (Lithium Heparin); Acceptable: Serum (plain red top), K2 or K3 EDTA (Plasma)
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions Collect 30 minutes before the next dose.
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay.
Reference Range 10.0 - 20.0 mcg/mL
CPT Code(s) 80202
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT 1 hour; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes Trough Concentration of 15.0 - 20.0 mcg/mL are recommended for complicated infections.
Updated/Reviewed 09/26/2017


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