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Hypoglycemic Agent Screen

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic HAS
Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL red top tubes, NOT SST

3.0 mL serum; minimum 1.1 mL

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process. 

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge and transport serum to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information  Drugs detected by this procedure are:
- The first-generation sulfonylureas - acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, tolazamide, and tolbutamide
- The second-generation sulfonylureas - glimepiride, glupizide, and glyburide
- The meglitinide-repaglinide
Testing Location Mayo Clinic
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Sulfonylureas; Sulfonylurea Hypoglycemic Serum

 
Reference Interval