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ID:342 Fructosamine
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DescriptionNOT available except by special request. Please contact Duty Biochemist if you wish to discuss.
IndicationOnly to be used to monitor glycaemic control in patients with diabetes where HbA1c cannot used. HbA1c may be unmeasurable in patients with a haemoglobin variant or may be invalid where red cell survival is altered eg due to anaemia. Serum fructosamine CANNOT be used to diagnose or exclude diabetes because there are no evidence based diagnostic cut-offs.
Additional InfoRequests will be rejected if patient does not already have a diagnosis of diabetes.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationSerum fructosamine concentration reflects blood glucose concentration over the preceding 2-3 weeks. Serum fructosamine results may be invalid where plasma protein composition is abnormal e.g. nephrotic syndrome, severe liver cirrhosis, paraproteinaemia, untreated thyroid disease.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsContact laboratory.
Min. Volmin serum vol 0.5 mL
Freq.Not available

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Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : . Review due on 27/04/2019 14:04:08. Published By dan carless on 27/04/2018 14:04:08.