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About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • Clotted (Red top)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of unexplained hypoglycaemic episodes

Samples should be taken during hypoglycaemic attack. Please supply full clinical information, including current medication.

This assay screens for the following medications:

  • Chlorpropamide
  • Glibenclamide
  • Gliclazide
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Tolazamide
  • Tolbutamide

Results are supplied as positive/negative as appropriate.


Other Comments:

Analysed at SAS Peptide Hormones Section, Clinical Laboratory, Level B, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 5XX

See also: C-peptide, Glucose, Insulin

Content approved in Clinical Biochemists meeting 13.12.18