Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
VANP
Methodology

Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Draw specimen 1-2 hours following completion of infusion.

Collect

Plain red. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum 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: 30.0-40.0 µg/mL
Toxic: 80.1 µg/mL or greater

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Peak levels are no longer routinely recommended.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80202

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090325 Vancomycin Peak 4090-7
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Aliases
  • Vancocin
  • Vancomycin Antimicrobial Assay
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride
  • Vancomycin, Peak, Serum
  • Vancor
Vancomycin, Peak Level