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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes if...: If it includes either blood glucose or cholesterol levels, then yes. I also suggest no exercise in the morning before the test.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Eckert
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A panel of lab tests: The basic metabolic panel (bmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The bmp provides a rough check of ki ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Carbs before labs: You need to be fasting for at least 12 hours before labs. Type of food does not have much effect, unless late at night or in excess.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It may show abnormal sodium levels but that is very non-specific. You need the liver tests which is in a comprehensive metabolic profile.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Blood drawing: If you were fastin, (phentermine) your sugar is elevated and you should be worked up for diabetis however if you were not fasting, you should repeat t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-functi ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Serum potassium: Bmp will show you serum potassium level. Hypokalemia is diagnosed if the serum potassium level is below the normal range.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: Nope. Fasting is not in any way required for a metabolic panel.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Better to avoid it: It is better to not eat or drink any thing more than 8 hours, except taking water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, who ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
9 hours minimum: For a lipid profile you should fast for a minimum of 9 hours. For fasting glucose 8 hour may suffice. To be on the safe side it is better to aim for 1 ... Read More
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