FRUCTOSAMINE

Mnemonic

FRUCT

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

High levels of ascorbic acid interfere with the fructosamine assay. Patients should abstain from ascorbic acid supplements for a minimum of 24 hours before sample collection.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST), lavender (EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Hemolysis may cause falsely elevated results. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifuging.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Spectrophotometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99012)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-Diabetic: 170-285 µmol/L
Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82985

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:12 AM