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.
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
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 impairment.
|Therapeutic 5 – 10 mg/L|
A homogenous particle-enhanced turbidimetric competition immunoassay performed on Beckman Coulter AU5822 analysers using Thermoscientific reagents
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