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Fructosamine

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB1013 
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 5 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Red top tube. EDTA (lavendar-top) tube plasma separated from cells prior to submission or heparin (green-top) tube plasma gel barrier also acceptable.
Transport: Transport room temperature.
Unacceptable conditions: Samples that have hemolysis, or moderate or gross icterus are unacceptable.
Stability: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 60 days

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: The fructosamine assay is useful in monitoring the degree of glycemia over short-to-intermediate time frames (1-3 weeks). A fructosamine concentration greater than the established normal range is an indication of prolonged hyperglycemia of 1-3 weeks or longer. The higher the fructosamine value, the poorer the degree of glycemia control.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82985
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 10:37:16
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:40:42