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Sulphonylurea screen

Lab Code : SULPHO

Test Background
Sulphonylurea derivatives are a class of anti-diabetic drugs that are used in the management of diabetes mellitus type 2. They act by stimulating insulin release from the beta cells in the pancreas.

Clinical Indications
Differential diagnosis of hypoglycaemia when both C-peptide and insulin are elevated, ie. endogenous production.

Reference Range
See report

Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)

Sample Volume
0.5 mL

Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks

Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. Blood glucose at time of taking sample should be <2.2 mmol/L.

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