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.
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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099012 Fructosamine 15069-8
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Aliases
  • Glycated Albumin
  • Glycated Protein
  • Glycated Serum Protein
  • GSP
  • Protein Bound Glucose
Fructosamine