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Vancomycin, Trough Level
0090330
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
VANT
Methodology
Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Draw 10 minutes before next infusion. 
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), lavender (EDTA), lt. blue (sodium citrate), or separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Optimal: 10.0-20.0 µg /mL
Interpretive Data
Minimum serum concentration for infection control is 10 µg/mL; a target therapeutic range of 15-20 µg/mL is recommended for significant infections such as S. aureus. Toxicity does not correlate well with serum concentrations.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090330Vancomycin Trough4092-3
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Aliases
  • Vancocin
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride
  • Vancomycin, Trough Level, Serum
  • Vancor