Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL
Monday - Saturday
Moderate and grossly hemolyzed and icteric specimens will be rejected.
Measurement of fructosamine indicates glycemic control over extended periods of time. Fructosamine values reflect glycemic control for the previous 2-3 weeks. Changes in fructosamine values alert the physician to deteriorating glycemic control earlier than changes in Hemoglobin A1c values. Fructosamine levels decrease more rapidly than Hemoglobin A1c, when diabetic patients are brought under better control.