What are indications for fructosamine testing?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Justyna Kotus, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Testing of serum fructosamine is indicated for monitoring of glycemic control in the following circumstances:

  • Effect of the change (< 6 wk) in diet, exercise, or medication

  • When a narrow time frame is required, such as for ascertaining glycemic control at the time of conception in diabetic women who recently became pregnant

  • Conditions in which HbA1c may be unreliable, such as hemoglobinopathy (eg, sickle cell disease), hemolytic anemia, or recent blood loss


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