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Test Code VCOL Vancomycin Level

Additional Codes

 

Antibiotic Epic Code

Vancomycin

Lab40

 

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided on inpatients.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Requirements

Serum (SST or Red) preferred.   Heparinized plasma (PST or Green) acceptable.

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Serum*

Refrigerated

14 days

*Note: Heparinized plasma in gel separator tubes is less stable than serum and is only suitable for add-on testing up to 2 days following sample collection.

 

0.5 ml minimum sample volume (serum or plasma).

 

5 ml tube size

 

Methodology

Immunoassay

Includes a Pharmacokinetics evaluation for inpatients in Epic.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202-Vancomycin