Vancomycin

Code

6355

Principle

Vancomycin hydrochloride is a tricyclic glycopeptide derived from Amycolatopsis orientalis. It is commonly used in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.This glycopeptide inhibits the growth of the bacterium by intervening in the cell wall synthesis, thereby killing the bacterium.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Limitations

Heterophilic antibodies in human serum can react with immunoglobulins, interfering with in vitro immunoassays. Patients routinely exposed to animals or to animal serum products can be prone to this immunoglobulins interference, and anomalous values may be observed. Additional information may be required for diagnosis. Specimens from patients who have received preparations of mouse monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis or therapy may contain human anti-mouse antibodies (HAMA). Specimens containing HAMA may produce anomalous values when tested.