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.
|Sample & container 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.