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Test Code VANCT VANCOMYCIN TROUGH

EPIC Code

LAB39

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Performing Laboratory

Jefferson Medical Center

Berkeley Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

Collect: One 6 mL red top tube

Pediatric: One red top microtainer

Stability: Unstable, centrifuge within two hours of collection

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Frozen: 1 month

Alternate Specimen: Dark green top tube

Collection Remarks: Specify dosage history, whether peak or trough. Time drawn must be written on label.

 

Reject Due To: Samples drawn in a tube with a separator gel will be rejected. The separator gel may cause falsely lower results.

Reference Values

Therapeutic level: 5-10 ug/mL

Toxic level: ≥ 20 ug/mL

 

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Sunday-Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202