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Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: VAN

Special instructions
For non-ICE and non-millennium requests, please use a yellow antibiotics form and ensure that ALL details on the request form are completed.

Reference range
See below


Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Acceptable pre-dose level is usually 10-15mg/L or 15-20mg/L in severe infection.
Expected levels for steady state during continuous infusions are 15-25mg/L.

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

» Guidelines for the Dosing and Monitoring of Vancomycin in Adults


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