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Also known as: Glycated Serum Protein; GSP
Formal name: Fructosamine

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help monitor your blood glucose (sugar) levels over time if you have diabetes mellitus, especially if it is not possible to monitor your diabetes using the A1c test; to help determine the effectiveness of changes to your diabetic treatment plan that might include changes in diet, exercise or medications, especially if they were made recently

When to Get Tested?

When you are diabetic and your healthcare provider wants to evaluate your average blood glucose level over the last 2-3 weeks

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or sometimes from a fingerstick

Test Preparation Needed?