1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum. Collect just before next dose for trough; peak samples should be collected at consistent time intervals after infusion (either 15 minutes or 30 minutes post infusion) to facilitate day to day comparison. Please specify peak trough or random level on requisition.
Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 1 months
Monitoring vancomycin concentrations in serum, along with careful clinical assessment, is the most effective means of ensuring adequate therapy.
Trough(VANT), Peak(VANP), Random(VANR)