Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Vancomycin

Test Name: Vancomycin
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core (VH)
Specimen Type: 4 mL Lavender top EDTA Vacutainer tube (preferred), separate tube required.

5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube also acceptable.

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: EDTA Microtainer
Collection Information: Draw trough level within 30 minutes prior to next dose.

Phlebotomist must record time of collection on requisition accompanying the sample.

Minimum volume of blood required for pediatric samples is 0.5 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Therapeutic Ranges:

Trough (Pre-dose):
10-20 mg/L

Effective February 4, 2013 paediatric ranges, including the post-dose (peak) range, have been discontinued
Effective Date: 2010-02-01
Revised Date: 2018-04-05
Critical Value: >20.0 mg/L
Interpretive Comments: Complicated infections or infections with MRSA may require a level of 15-20 mg/L.
Please note that paediatric levels may vary.
An infectious disease consult is suggested for complicated or paediatric patients.
Special Processing: Lithium heparin plasma is NOT acceptable
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Enzyme Immunoassay
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
VANC
VANCA-pre
 
Referred To:  

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul