Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
VANT
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 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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80202

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090330 Vancomycin Trough 4092-3
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Aliases
  • Vancocin
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride
  • Vancomycin, Trough Level, Serum
  • Vancor
Vancomycin, Trough Level