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Teicoplanin assay (pre, post or random)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clottted blood (1ml if paediatric)

State time of last dose and time of sample


Turnaround Time:

1-3 days

Assay to determine level of teicoplanin in serum for therapeutic monitoring

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory