Hypoglycemia Panel (Sulfonylureas), Serum or Plasma


Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography-Tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)
CPT Codes: 80377 x1, 80377 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 4-7 days.
Compliance:

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate)
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a serum separator tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store refrigerated or frozen.
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice or refrigerated.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated; 24 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3005636


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Preferred test to evaluate if etiology of hypoglycemia is sulfonylurea ingestion.


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