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Vancomycin

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:VANC or VANC PRE or VANC POST
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect pre-dose
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Therapeutic Range (Pre-dose):  15 - 20 mg/L

Target level may vary with the site of infection e.g. for Central nervous system infection the target level is 20 - 25 mg/L

Post-dose: (30 minutes)  is not recommended.