Method Name



Vancomycin, Vancomycin - Peak; Vancomycin - Trough; Vancomycin - Random

Specimen Required

one SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Centrifuged specimen stable for 48 hours refrigerated.

Special Instructions

The Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee has recommended not to draw peaks due to their low clinical utility. Trough samples should be drawn one hour prior to the dose on Day 5 of therapy. Clearly label tubes as “Peak” or “Trough”.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

Trough: 5 – 15 ug/mL nPeak: 18 – 40 ug/mL