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Test Code LAB4624 Vancomycin, Post-Dose, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
VANCO POST-DOSE LAB4624 VANC2

 

Methodology

Particle-Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay (PETINIA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must be refrigerated until test is performed.

 

If  patient is receiving more than 1 gram, dose will infuse over 2 hours or longer. One gram infuses over 1 hour or longer.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL/pediatric: 0.2 mL in a green top MICROTAINER

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw level 2 hours and 12 hours after the end of the first dose in patients with poor renal function.
2. Spin down and separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. Specimen should be analyzed in an appropriate period of time to assess dosing.

3. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

4. Starting and ending times of infusion are required.

5. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).


Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL/pediatric: 0.2 mL in a red top MICROTAINER

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw level 2 hours and 12 hours after the end of the first dose in patients with poor renal function.
2. Spin down and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. Specimen should be analyzed in an appropriate period of time to assess dosing.

3. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

4. Starting and ending times of infusion are required.

5. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days /Frozen 14 days OK/Ambient 8 hours OK

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

Therapeutic level 20-30 µg/mL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab