Item Value
Test name Vancomycin
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1 day
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days a week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Normal range
Therapeutic trough, standard cases 10-20 mg/L
Therapeutic trough, exceptional cases 15-20 mg/L


Source of reference range: UCSF/SFGH/VASF joint guidelines for antimicrobial use in adults.

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Container type Gold top or Light Green top, CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Collection Instructions Time to steady state: 3 doses

Collect trough samples ≤ 30 minutes prior to 4th or subsequent dose. For patients on hemodialysis collect prior to dialysis.

Note exact time of collection on requisition AND sample.
Sample type Serum or plasma, CSF

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