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Test Code VANCP Vancomycin Peak LAB41

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 selected patients receiving vancomycin therapy

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.

CPT Code Information

80202Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

Reference Values

20.0-50.0 mcg/mL

  • Toxic Level: >50.0 mcg/mL

LOINC Code Information

4090-7 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma-Peak

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin green-top or red-top tube.
Serum and plasma gel tubes are not acceptable. Peak specimens
are collected 2 hours after I.V. injection. 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.