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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeVANC
Method

Multigent vancomycin method is a homogeneous particle enhanced tubidometric inhibition immunoassay (PETINIA). Abbott c series analyser, Abbott reagents.

External Price$26.16(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Do not interchange specimen type.

Trough Level; draw sample immediately prior dose.

Peak Level; draw 30 minutes after end of IV infusion.

Give dose details, dose time, dose interval, collection time and time over which infusion is give.

Patient Specimen4.5mL Lithium Heparin PST, SST or 4.0mL Red top,
Paediatric Specimen600 uL Lithium Heparin microtainer
Sample Delivery to Labambient
Aliquot Transport to CHLup to 7 days - fridge, otherwise frozen, stable frozen 14 days
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon-Sun 24 hours
Turnaround Time2-3 hours
Interpretation

Trough Vancomycin concentrations between 5-15 mg/L are considered to be optimal for efficiency and avoidance of toxicity. However, higher trough concentrations are recommended with some infections. Vancomycin clearance is reduced with renal impairement.

Delphic Number Test Number4815

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