Fructosamine

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Fructosamine is a hematological chemical which is elevated in certain canine diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hyperadrenocorticism.

Hematological assessment of this drug is used as it reflects long-term blood glucose levels. The bonding of glucose to proteins produces fructosamines.

A single fructosamine measurement indicates the average glucose concentration over the previous 2-3 weeks, based on the half-life of the plasma proteins.

The normal range is 225 - 365 μmol/L. Elevated levels are an indication of poor glycemic control.