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The fructosamine test measures the blood level of fructosamine, a special type of protein in the blood. The fructosamine test is frequently compared to the the Hemoglobin A1c test because both assess levels of blood glucose over a period of time. In contrast to the A1c test, however, the fructosamine test estimates average blood glucose levels over the past 7-14 (and possibly even 21) days.
While the A1c test is more widely accepted as a measurement tool for diabetes, the fructosamine test may have greater value in specific situations. In particular, this blood test may help measure average glucose levels in people who may experience rapid changes in their average blood sugar levels from rapid dietary changes, pregnancy, and red blood cell conditions. That being said, the fructosamine test cannot make an assessment of how tightly the blood glucose levels have been controlled over time ("glycemic variability") and requires the assistance of newer tests like the GlycoMark blood test to do that.
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