Vancomycin, Grand Itasca

Sunquest Code:GHVANC  
Epic Code:LAB7045Epic Name:Vancomycin GH
Methodology:Homogenous enzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions: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.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 24 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Critical Range:
Trough Greater than 25 ug/mL
Peak Greater than 60 ug/mL
Reference Range:
Trough 7-20 ug/mL
Peak 35-45 ug/mL
Random 7-45 ug/mL
Use:Monitor therapeutic drug level. Half-life is 4-10 h (adult); 2-3 h (child); 6-10 h (neonate)

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