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Test Code VANCM Vancomycin Midpoint LAB5069

Test Method

Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

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

Useful For

Monitoring adequacy of drug concentration during vancomycin therapy. Vancomycin dosing guidelines are recommending using area under the curve (AUC) guided dosing rather than trough goals for most adult patients.

Performing Laboratory

UnityPoint Finley Hospital

Specimen Requirements

0.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.


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.

CPT Information

80202 Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

Reference Values

Reference values are not established for midpoint specimens.
Results are subject to interpretation by the clinician and/or pharmacy.