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7490 Fructosamine

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
14 Days, Refrigerated
Frozen-30 Days
7 Days, Ambient
190 - 270 umol/L

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

COLORIMETRIC

Schedule

Monday - Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Moderate and grossly hemolyzed and icteric specimens will be rejected.

Clinical Utility

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.

CPT Codes

82985

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