|Test Code||FRUCT / 100800L|
|Description||Useful in the evaluation of diabetic control, reflecting diabetic control over a 2 - 3 week time period.
NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) policy "Glycated Hemoglobin/Glycated Protein". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain red-top or serum gel tube. Spin down and separate serum from cells within 45 minutes. Send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum in a plastic screw-capped vial at ROOM TEMPERATURE. Avoid gross hemolysis and gross lipemia.|
|Reference Values||0 - 285 Ámol/L (non-diabetic)|
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|