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Sulphonylurea screen

Category Biochemistry
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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

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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.
Blood glucose at time of taking sample should be <2.2 mmol/L.