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Test Code LAB4628 Vancomycin, 3rd SPEC, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
VANCO 3RD SPEC LAB4628 VANC3

 

Methodology

Particle-Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay (PETINIA)

Specimen Requirements

Draw specimens according to following schedule:

Dosage Schedule Draw Time
   
Q 8 hours 6 hours after infusion is complete
Q 12 hours 8 hours after infusion is complete
Q 18 hours 12 hours after infusion is complete
Q 24 hours 12 hours after infusion is complete

Specimen must be refrigerated until test is performed.

 

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: 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. Label specimen appropriately (time drawn and as 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: 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. Label specimen appropriately (time drawn and as 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-

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