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VANCOMYCIN LEVEL (VML)

Department: Toxicology
Test Synonym(s): VML, Vancocin
CPT Codes: 80202
Methodology: FPIA
Reference Range: Infant/Ped's Peak: 25-50 mcg/mL , PEAK Adult: 20-40 , Trough Infant/Ped's: 5-20 , Trough Adult: 10-20 , Toxic Trough Infant/Ped's: >25 , Toxic Trough Adult: >20 , Toxic Peak Adult/Infant/Ped's: >50
Tube Type: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Red top (no gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 dark green top microtainer
Volume: 5 mL blood
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Temperature: Refrigerated if not delivered to the lab immediately
Stability: Refrigerated: 2 days, frozen at -20 C for longer storage
Reasons for Rejection: Hemolysis, low volume, SST tube
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: Indicate if peak or trough specimen. Peak serum levels generally - draw 1 hour after 1 hour IV. Provide date/time IV start, date/time IV stop, peak collection date/time, dosage amount/interval. Trough serum levels generally - draw 30 minutes before next dose, following third dose. Provide date/time last dose charted, collection date/time, dosage amount/interval








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