Fructosamine FRUC

Method(s) Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: pink (K2EDTA), or light green (lithium heparin) top tubes.

Transport

0.5 mL serum or plasma refrigerated. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Remarks Hemolysis may cause falsely elevated results. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifuging.
Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 months
Unacceptable Conditions Hemolyzed samples.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010030
CPTCode 82985
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Nondiabetic: 170-285 µmol/L

Interpretive Data:

Variations in levels of serum proteins (albumin and immunoglobulins) may affect fructosamine results.

No Appointment Necessary
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