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UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

 

Tube Type
royal blue top tube only plain red top pediatric bullet (no gel)
Test ID   VANT
EPIC Order
  VANCOMYCIN, TROUGH
CPT Code(s)   80202
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/royal blue top tube; see Comments 
  micro: 500 µL blood/red top (no gel) pediatric bullet; see Comments
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   Routine: 2 hours; STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Therapeutic: 10-20 µg/mL, dependent upon type and severity of infection
  Toxic: >15 µg/mL
     
Comments

--Trough concentrations correlate better with efficacy than peak concentrations.
--Trough sample should be collected immediatley pre-dose.
--Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel

Therapeutic Reference Range effective 4-5-2010

 

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