Glipizide


Sunquest Code:GLIPIZ  
Epic Code:LAB3501Epic Name:Glipizide
Synonyms:Glucotrol
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 2 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:412


Interpretive

Reference Range:Plasma insulin concentrations have been shown to increase only when plasma Glipizide concentrations exceeded 200 ng/mL. Toxic range has not been established.


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