Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Vancomycin

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 mL blood in a red top tube, no gel

Availability
STAT, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 1-hour Routine: 2-4 hours

Special Instructions
Drawing instructions: Peak, 30" after 60" or 120" infus

Methodology
Vitros: two-point rate

Ranges
Therapeutic
Trough: 5-15 mcg/mL
Peak: 20-40 mcg/mL
Toxic
Trough: >20 mcg/mL
Peak: >40 mcg/mL

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