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Fructosamine

Source Blood
Mnemonic FRUC
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling

Additional Information Fructosamine should be used instead of HbA1c for assessing long-term glycemic control in patients with disorders affecting red blood cell survival.
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency

Daily

Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval 200 - 285 umol/L