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Vancomycin, Trough

Blue TopRed Bullet

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB39
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   80202
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/royal blue top tube; see Comments 
  micro: 500 µL blood/red top (no gel) pediatric bullet; see Comments
Unspun: 4 hours
Room Temperature: 4 hours (Recommended <2 hours)
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 14 days
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   Routine: 2 hours; STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Therapeutic: 10-20 µg/mL, dependent upon type and severity of infection
  Toxic: >20.0 µg/mL

--Trough concentrations correlate better with efficacy than peak concentrations.
--Trough sample should be collected immediately pre-dose.
--Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel

Therapeutic Reference Range effective 4-5-2010

Reviewed by jcayless on February 28, 2018

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514