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Vancomycin, Post-dose (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Vancomycin, Post-Dose Colorimetric assay
Enzymatic assay
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine ug/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - 14 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Frozen - 14 day(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Contamination
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Note exact time of collection.

CPT Code

  • 80202