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Vancomycin assay (pre or random level ONLY)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, State time of last dose and time of sample - please note post samples will NOT be processed


Turnaround Time:

1 day


Assay to determine level of vancomycin in serum for therapeutic monitoring


For information on clinical decision values or reference ranges, please contact the Duty Microbiologist.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: mg/L
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis