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Test Catalog

Test ID: VANTA    
Vancomycin, Trough, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

Advisory Information

In addition to this trough assay, both peak level and random testing are available.

1. Serum for a peak level should be drawn 1 hour after completion of dose; order VANPA / Vancomycin, Peak, Serum.

2. Serum for random testing should be ordered as VANRA / Vancomycin, Random, Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw specimen immediately prior to the next dose (within 30 minutes).

2. Centrifuge and aliquot serum within 2 hours of collection.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 48 hours