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Blood Test Information

Vancomycin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Must be received in lab within 2 hours of collection.
For non-ICE requests, please use a yellow antibiotics form and ensure that ALL details on the request form are completed.

Reference range
See below

Units
mg/L

Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Acceptable pre-dose level is usually 5-10mg/L or 10-15mg/L in severe infection. Please note, it is the responsibility of the prescriber to check antibiotic levels as per assay guidelines on the intranet and adjust dose/timing as necessary. For clinical inquiries about interpretation or dosing please contact Medical Microbiologist for advice

Links:
» Guidelines for the Dosing and Monitoring of Gentamicin and Vancomycin

 
 

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