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Test Code 537 Vancomycin Peak

Additional Codes

MLAB: VANCP

PowerChart: Vancomycin Peak Level

Epic: LAB41 Vancomycin, Peak

MA Cerner: Vancomycin Peak.

Test Method

Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin green-top or red-top tube. Serum and plasma gel tubes are not acceptable. Peak specimens are collected 2 hours after I.V. injection. Serum or plasma should be separated from contact with cells within 2 hours of collection. Serum or plasma should be stored be refrigerated if assay is not completed within 8 hours.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

20.0-50.0 mcg/mL

  • Toxic Level: >50.0 mcg/mL

CPT Code Information

80202Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

Useful For

Monitoring selected patients receiving vancomycin therapy

LOINC Code Information

4090-7 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma-Peak