Sign in →

Test Code 539 Vancomycin Random

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Vancomycin Level

Epic: LAB40 Vancomycin, Random

MA Cerner: Vancomycin Random.

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. 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.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

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

Reference Values

Reference values are not established for random specimens. Results are subject to interpretation by the clinician.

CPT Code Information

80202 Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

Useful For

Monitoring adequacy of drug concentration during vancomycin therapy

LOINC Code Information

20578-1 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma