Test Name: Vancomycin
Health Link Test Code: HCVANC
LIS Test Code: VANC
CPT Code(s): 80202
Methodology: Particle Enhanced Turbidometric Inhibition Immunoassay (PETINIA)
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Red top
Collect specimen for peak level 2 hours after the end of a 60 minute infusion. Collect trough specimen 15 - 30 minutes prior to next dose.
Collection Volume: 2 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes are not acceptable. Specimens greater than 2 hours old, uncentrifuged when received by the laboratory, are not acceptable.
Trough: 10.0-20.0 ug/mL
Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines
Critical Calls: yes
Result of "BELOW" indicates that the result is below the method detection limit of 1.1 ug/mL. Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic which is bactericidal against many gram-positive and some gram-negative cocci. It is useful in therapy of infection in patients who cannot receive or who have failed to respond to the penicillins and cephalosporins.