Fructosamine
0099012
Ordering Recommendation
May aid in monitoring glucose control for diabetes in specific disorders. Not recommended as a substitute for hemoglobin A1c except in specific populations.
Mnemonic
FRUCTOSAM
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Pink (K2EDTA), or green (lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifuging. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens (may cause falsely elevated results).  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
Nondiabetic: 170-285 µmol/L  
Interpretive Data
Variations in levels of serum proteins (albumin and immunoglobulins) may affect fructosamine results.  
Note
High levels of ascorbic acid interfere with the fructosamine assay. Patients should abstain from ascorbic acid supplements for a minimum of 24 hours prior to sample collection.
CPT Code(s)
82985
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0099012Fructosamine
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Aliases
  • Glycated Albumin
  • Glycated Protein
  • Glycated Serum Protein
  • GSP
  • Protein Bound Glucose