VANCOMYCIN LEVEL (VML)
: VML, Vancocin
: 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
: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
: Red top (no gel)
: 1 dark green top microtainer
: 5 mL blood
: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
: Refrigerated if not delivered to the lab immediately
: Refrigerated: 2 days, frozen at -20 C for longer storage
Reasons for Rejection
: Hemolysis, low volume, SST tube
: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
: 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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