Hypoglycemia Panel, Sulfonylureas Qualitative, Serum or Plasma


Sunquest Code:HGSULF  
Epic Code:LAB6897Epic Name:Hypoglycemia Sulfonylureas Qual BLD
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-6 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate), Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a serum separator tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection, 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerated or frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2010292


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:This assay is used to evaluate hypoglycemia that may be caused from the ingestion of sulfonylurea drugs. Hypoglycemic drugs are detested (present) in this assay if the drug concentration is greater than the limit of detection (cut-off). The presence of hypoglycemic drug(s) indicates a recent ingestion.


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