Plain Blood Adult: 3 mL Paediatric: 1.3 mL
Blood specimen should be taken just before the next dose for assessment of trough level.
Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.
1 - 2 hrs
Critical Value: 80 mg/L
Trough serum vancomycin concentration of 10 to 15 mg/L are recommeneded for most infections. For more complicated infections, trough serum vancomycin concentration of 15 to 20 mg/L are recommended. Please also refer to the latest hospital-wide clinical guidelines for more details.
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