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Test Code VPEAK Vancomycin Level, Peak, Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory/ Madison Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Immunoassay

Specimen Requirements

A peak level should be drawn 30 minutes after completion of infusion of an intravenous dose or 60 minutes after an intramuscular or oral dose of vancomycin.

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (peak).

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Lithium heparin, plasma or Serum

RT, spun

48 hrs
 

Refrigerated, spun

2 weeks

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

 

Reference Values

Therapeutic range:  20-40 µg/mL
 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

80202

Secondary ID

HHA264

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Vancomycin Level, Peak Serum or Plasma

4090-7