Hypoglycemia Panel, Sulfonylureas Qualitative, Serum or Plasma

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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel), 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.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 11 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2010292


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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