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Test Code 539 Vancomycin Random

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Vancomycin Level

MA Cerner: Vancomycin Random

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. 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 adequacy of drug concentration during vancomycin therapy


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday

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

CPT Code Information

80202 Therapeutic Drug Levels; Vancomycin

LOINC Code Information

20578-1 Vancomycin [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma

Test Method

Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay; Beckman DXC880i

Reference Values

Reference values are not established for random specimens. Results are subject to interpretation by the clinician.