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.
Differential diagnosis of hypoglycaemia when both C-peptide and insulin are elevated, ie. endogenous production.
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)
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.