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Test Code VANCO Vancomycin Random LAB40

Test Method

Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.

Reference Values

Reference values are not established for random specimens.
Results are subject to interpretation by the clinician.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

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

CPT Code Information

80202 Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

LOINC Code Information

20578-1 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma

Useful For

Monitoring adequacy of drug concentration during vancomycin

Additional Specimen Collection Information

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.