Imperial Collage Healthcare

Sulphonylurea screen


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


Notes
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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