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917: Vancomycin Print View
Vancomycin IA    mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Fluoridated/Oxalat 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma Sodium Heparin Grn 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma Lithium Heparin 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  3.2% Sodium Citrate   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

Vancomycin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections, especially methicillin-resistant staphylococci. Vancomycin is also used in treatment for penicillin- allergic patients who cannot receive or have failed to respond to other drugs, including the penicillins and/or cephalosporins, and for other infections caused by vancomycin-susceptible organisms.

Patient Preparation:
Collect as a trough just prior to next dose.
Collect peak sample 1 hour after completion of the drug infusion.

1 mL (0.2 mL minimum) serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
80202

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube, Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Thaw: Serum separator tube

Methodology: Immunoassay






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