Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.
Within 24 hours
Draw 10 minutes before next infusion.
Plain red. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).
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)
Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), lavender (EDTA), lt. blue (sodium citrate), or separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks
Optimal: 10.0-20.0 µg /mL
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Vancomycin Hydrochloride
- Vancomycin, Trough Level, Serum