fructosamine test

fructosamine test

[froo͡ktōs′əmēn]
determination of the glycated albumin level by measuring the reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium to purple under alkaline conditions, used as an index of the average glycemic state over the preceding 2 to 3 weeks. It is not widely used; however, it is useful when glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1C) cannot be reliably measured.

fruc·to·sa·mine test

(fruk-tōsă-mēn test)
Assessment to help control the blood sugar levels of a diabetic patient during rapid changes in treatment, pregnancy, and erythrocyte loss.
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Fructosamine test was conducted using nitroblue tetrazolium method.
An alternative fructosamine test may be used in these circumstances and it similarly reflects an average of blood glucose leves over the preceding 2-3 weeks.
Glycated proteins in serum: effect of their relative proportions on their alkaline reducing activity in the fructosamine test.
LXN's InCharge kit is the only rapid fructosamine test available for at-home use.
glycosylated serum proteins -- One common test is the fructosamine test, which gives information on glucose status over a one- to two-week period, and is good for watching short-term changes in glucose status during pregnancy or after major changes in diabetes therapy.