Or need a different test altogether, like with some types of anaemia. a fructosamine test can be used instead, but it’s very rare. an hba1c test is also used to diagnose diabetes, and to keep an eye on your levels if you’re at risk of developing diabetes (you have prediabetes). the test is sometimes called haemoglobin a1c or just a1c..
Fructosamine, which is mostly glycosylated albumin but also comprises other glycosylated proteins, reflects glucose control in the previous 1 to 2 weeks. fructosamine monitoring may be used during intensive treatment of diabetes and for patients with hemoglobin variants or high red blood cell turnover (which cause false hba1c results), but it.