Monitoring vancomycin levels ensures dosing can be adjusted to achieve the desired therapeutic range.
Take a pre-dose (trough) vancomycin level for all patients on iv vancomycin before second maintenance dose. Record what time the sample is to be taken on the request form.
|Sample & container required||Serum SST gold top|
|Sample volume||0.5 ml|
|Turnaround time||1 day|
This test is performed by the Clinical Biochemistry department