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4004 Vancomycin, Random

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Red Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Chemiluminescence

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48hrs

Instructions/Notes

Do not collect in SST tube. Collect in Plain red top tube (no gel).

Clinical Utility

Vancomycin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections, especially methicillin-resistant staphylococci. Vancomycin is also used in treatment for penicillin-allergic patients who cannot receive or have failed to respond to other drugs, including the penicillins and/or cephalosporins and for other infections caused by vancomycin-susceptible organisms.

CPT Codes

80202

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