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Test Code LAB40 Vancomycin, Random, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

46651

Reporting Title

Vancomycin, Random

Methodology

Roche Diagnostics- RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, GCMH

Siemens Diagnostics- MGH, GMH, OMH,MH,SH

Used to monitor blood level of vancomycin, an antibiotic.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services- RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, MGH, GMH, GCMH, OMH, MH, SH Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum and Plasma gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

Preferred:

Draw blood in a mint green-top (heparin) gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of heparinized plasma refrigerated.

Note:  1. Date and time of draw is required on request form and specimen for processing.

2. Indicate plasma and random on request form.

3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma and as random).

 

Also Acceptable: Serum

Draw blood in a gold-top top serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.

Note:

1. Date and time of draw is required on request form and specimen for processing.

2. A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

3. Indicate serum and random on request form.

4. Label specimen appropriately (serum and as random).

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Refrigerated 14 days capped
  Ambient  48 hours capped
  Frozen  12 months capped

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Frozen OK/Ambient OK

Reference Values

No therapeutic range established

Note:  Impaired renal function will elevate vancomycin levels.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202