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Post-dose: Vancomycin post dose levels not available because Vancomycin distributes slowly into peripheral tissues, making it difficult to identify the true peak and levels have not been correlated with improvements in clinical outcome. If clinically indicated, order a Random Vancomycin (VANCR). Consult Microbiologist On Call at 403-770-3757 if you have any questions or concerns.
1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.
0.2 mL plasma or serum
|Specimen Handling||Record time of last medication dose on requisition.|
|Additional Information||For additional information, see CH-2.24 Half-life and Time to Steady State and Vancomycin Dosing and Monitoring Guidelines - Oct 2015 revision.|
|Testing Location||Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
|Reference Interval||Pre-dose: 10.0 - 20.0 mg/L|
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