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Test Code 537 Vancomycin Peak

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Vancomycin Peak Level

MA Cerner: Vancomycin Peak

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin green-top or red-top tube. Serum and plasma gel tubes are not acceptable. Peak specimens are collected 2 hours after I.V. injection. Serum or plasma should be separated from contact with cells within 2 hours of collection. Serum or plasma should be stored be refrigerated if assay is not completed within 8 hours.

Useful For

Monitoring selected patients receiving vancomycin therapy


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

80202Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

LOINC Code Information

4090-7 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma-Peak

Test Method

Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay; Beckman DXC880i

Reference Values

20.0-50.0 mcg/mL

  • Toxic Level: >50.0 mcg/mL