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Reagents for the Measurement of Glycated Albumin (GA) Lucica® GA-L

Is Glycated Albumin the Same as Fructosamine?

In a word, no.

Fructosamine is a generic term referring to all glycated serum proteins, including glycated albumin, in blood serum. Lucica® GA-L selectively measures glycated albumin.

The fructosamine assay measures a total concentration of glycated serum proteins, which can fluctuate due to acute systemic illness or liver disease. However, glycated albumin assays, such as Lucica® GA-L, measure the ratio of glycated albumin to total albumin, which minimizes interference due to the concentrations of glycated and non-glycated albumin.

 

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