What is the Fructosamine test?
Fructosamine is a glycated serum protein that is formed by the combination of glucose and protein in the blood. The higher the levels of blood glucose, the higher the concentration of fructosamine. Therefore, the fructosamine levels reflect the amount of glucose present in your blood. The glycation mainly involves albumin, which is the principal blood protein.
When is the Fructosamine test recommended?
It is recommended:When a person is beginning treatment or changing medications for diabetes to help determine how well their medication is controlling their blood sugar levels.For pregnant diabetic women sometimes because blood sugar and other levels can fluctuate rapidly during pregnancy.For people who have conditions that will affect the accuracy of a hemoglobin A1C test, such as hemolytic anemia.
What does it measure?
The Fructosamine test: Measures the amount of glucose attached to proteins in the serum or plasma, which both come from the fluid portion of the blood. Glucose is a sugar that the human body uses as the main source of energy for its cells. The body obtains glucose from the food we eat.The higher the levels of glucose present in the blood, the more of it will attach to proteins. Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood and the main component of the fructosamine measurement. These proteins are present in the blood for about 14 to 21 days, so the Fructosamine test reflects average glucose levels over the previous 2 to 3 weeks.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 48 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Fructosamine test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Fructosamine test in Mumbai is Rs. 470.
How often should I get the Fructosamine test?
Your doctor prescribes the Fructosamine test after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Fructosamine test?
200 - 285 μmol/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Fructosamine test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Fructosamine test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Fructosamine test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you
Why should I book a Fructosamine test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!