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Also known as: Sometimes referred to by brand name (e.g. Vancocin)
Formal name: Vancomycin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure and monitor the concentration of vancomycin in the blood

When to Get Tested?

At the start of vancomycin treatment and intervals during treatment

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None, but timing of the sample for testing is important; follow any instructions provided