UK NEQAS Guildford Peptide Hormones

Who we are

We are part of the CPA accredited Clinical Biochemistry laboratory at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK.  We are also a member of the UK Supra-Regional Assay Service.

What we do

We specialise in the investigation of hypoglycaemia and offers tests for the diagnosis of most endocrine and some metabolic causes of low blood glucose, including insulin, C-peptide, proinsulin, beta-hydroxybutyrate, oral hypoglycaemic agents, IGF-I, IGF-II, IGFBP-3 and IGFBP-2.

We have considerable experience in the investigation of factious hypoglycaemia and with the handling of chain of custody samples.

We also have an interest in the investigation of growth disorders and the clinical utility of IGFs and their binding proteins.

The  UK NEQAS Guildford Peptide Hormones scheme was set up and is organised by us.  The scheme includes assays for insulin, C-peptide, gastrin, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 in serum.

Please contact us for more information.