Abbrev Code:VANC   
Order Code:LAB3870Order Name:Vancomycin
Methodology:Roche: Kinetic interaction of microparticles in a solution (KIMS)
Woodwinds: Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)
CPT Codes: 80202 x1, 80202 x
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL; pediatric patients only: 0.4 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Trough levels: Collect immediately prior to next dose. Peak levels: collect 2 hours after the end of IV infusion; 3-4 hours if decreased renal function.
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a gel tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum (adult) 0.1 mL minimum (peds). Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 48 hours at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 12 months frozen. Can be frozen and thawed up to 5 times.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Roche: Greater than 25 ug/mL
Other sites: Greater than 25 mg/L
Therapeutic Range:Roche: Trough: 10-15 ug/mL; Peak 20-40 ug/mL
All others: Trough: 8-20 mg/L; Peak: 20-50 mg/L (traditional dosing)
Use:Monitor therapeutic drug level. Half-life is 4-10 h (adult); 2-3 h (child); 6-10 h (neonate).

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