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VANCOMYCIN, SERUM

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 mL plain blood

Blood sample should be taken just before the next dose for assessment of trough level.

For the peak level, collect blood half an hour after intravenous infusion or 1h after an intramuscular dose.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Immunoassay

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​Therapeutic Range :
< 18 years Trough : 10.0 - 15.0 mg/L ;  Peak : 20.0 - 40.0 mg/L 

≥ 18 years Trough : 15.0 - 20.0 mg/L;  Peak : Nil

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 4 hrs, Range: 3 – 5 hrs

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 08 Aug 2015 11:10 AM

    Reference Interval has been last updated on 17 Aug 2015. Vancomycin trough target range for < 18 years old has been revised upwards from 5.0 - 10.0 mg/L to 10.0 - 15.0 mg/L wef 17 Aug 2015. There is no change to Vancomycin peak target range.

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