How are the collection and panel specifications for fructosamine testing?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Justyna Kotus, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Specimen type: Serum

  • Collection method: Venipuncture

  • Minimum specimen volume: 0.5 mL

  • Specimen container: Serum separator tube; also acceptable is pink (K2 EDTA) or green (lithium heparin)

  • Unacceptable conditions: Hemolyzed specimens (may cause falsely elevated results)

  • Methodology: Colorimetry or quantitative spectrophotometry

  • Transport temperature: Room temperature

  • Specimen stability: room temperature, 7 days; refrigerated, 14 days; frozen, 30 days

  • Related tests: Plasma glucose, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), serum albumin, serum total protein


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