Vancomycin: CSF


Vancomycin level



Clinical indications

Therapeutic drug monitoring

Specimen requirement

Sterile plastic universal. Minimum 0.3ml

Dispatch and handling instructions

On EPIC please include:

1. Date and time antimicrobial last given

2. Date and time sample taken

3. Dosage of antimicrobial last given

Contact the lab to arrange the test in advance if urgent. Non-urgent levels routinely performed at approximately: 10:30,15:30, 20:30 and 00:00

Turnaround time

6 hours


Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Is it IS0 15189 accredited?

No (process but do not report as ISO15189 accredited)