Fructosamine


Sunquest Code:FRUCT  
Epic Code:LAB1013Epic Name:FRUCTOSAMINE
Methodology:Spectrophotometric
CPT Code:82985
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1 day.
Special Instructions:High levels of ascorbic acid interfere with the fructosamine assay. Patients should abstain from ascorbic acid supplements for a minimum of 24 hours prior to sample collection.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Red (no gel))
Patient Preparation:Patients should abstain from ascorbic acid supplements for a minimum for 24 hours prior to sample collection. High levels of ascorbic acid interfere with the assay.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Samples are stable refrigerated for 2 weeks.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99012 (FRUCTOSAM)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-diabetic: 170-285 umol/L; variations in levels of serum proteins (albumin and immunoglobulins) may affect fructosamine results.


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