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Vancomycin Level

Mnemonic:    [VANCO]
Name:    Vancomycin Level
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. This test is ordered as a TIMED PRIORITY by the pharmacist. Refer to the Pharmacokinetics Collection Timing Procedure for guidelines on collection timing.

Samples must be refrigerated if testing not to be performed immediately. The sample is only good for 2 hours at room temperature.

Plasma from a green top is not acceptable. The sample must be serum.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Trough 10 - 20 ug/mL
 Peak 30 - 40 ug/mL
Critical Range:    >25 ug/mL
  Method:    Enzymatic Homogeneous Competitive Immunoassay