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Test Code VANRAN/LAB40 Vancomycin, Random

Performing Laboratory

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center / Asante Three Rivers Medical Center / Ashland Community Hospital

Specimen Requirements

RRMC:

Yellow (Gold) top tube (SST)  

Lithium Heparin Green top tube

Outpatient clients MUST draw SST

 

TRMC:

Plain Red top tube   No SST or PST

Specimen Transport Temperature and Stability

Centrifuge and refrigerate within 2 hours of collection

Primary tube: Spun SST stable 48 hours at  2° to 8° C

Serum stable 48 hours if aliquoted and refrigerated at 2° to 8° C

Specimen Minimum

0.5 mL

Reasons for Rejection

Icterus

Lipemia

Hemolysis

Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Lack of Two Patient Identifiers:

         1-Patient's First & Last name 

         2-Patient's Date of Birth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Routine – same day

ASAP – 2 hours after receipt of specimen in lab

STAT – 1 hour after receipt of specimen in lab

Methodology

Turbidimetric Immunoassay 

Performing Department

Chemistry

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80202  -  Vancomycin, Therapeutic Drug Assay 

Billing Code

2051373