Measurement of pre-dose or random levels of Vancomycin in the
More than 3 days treatment with Vancomycin.
Request via the ICE system.
Pre dose monitoring is sufficient in most cases. Post dose
levels are generally not required. Samples should be collected:
- Pre dose: immediately before the drug is given
- Post dose: 2 hours after completion of infusion
Patient should ideally be at rest.
All tests will be performed on the same day.
Gold Top (SST)
Samples should be transported to the laboratory immediately.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Pre-dose: 10.0 - 15.0mg/L
Perform the assay as soon as possible.