The fructosamine assay is useful in
monitoring the degree of glycemia over short-to-intermediate time frames
(1-3 weeks). A fructosamine concentration greater than the established
normal range is an indication of prolonged hyperglycemia of 1-3 weeks or
longer. The higher the fructosamine value, the poorer the degree of
Patients with low albumin concentrations may exhibit depressed levels of fructosamine.