I am a nursing student just beginning to understand the various labs and diagnostic tests - However I came across a lab result on a clinical patient that is for VACOMYCIN PRE - While searching the internet, I did find that I think it means "pre-dose" but my lab manuals do not mention PRE VAncomycin. What does it mean exactly (assuming it has something to do with VRE) but I'm unsure what the proper reference range should be with a pre-dose. What would a 6.6 result indicate on a pre-vancomycin? It is the weekend and a long weekend at that, so I'm searching for some forum feedback !
Oct 7, '07
It's a vanco trough level, drawn at a specific time before the dose is given.
Google vancomycin level or trough.
Last edit by EmmaG on Oct 7, '07