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can i drink coffee before a cholesterol blood test

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Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
No: In fact, coffee has been shown to lower ast and alt.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Could depending on the test, if is blood sugar or chol then coffee could make an impact.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fasting for Labs: Yes. There are no sugar or fat calories in black coffee.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Yes: One cup won't change your results.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may: If thyroid blood test is the only test you are having, coffee is not likely to materially affect the results. Generally it is better to be fasting for ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina Behringer
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Lipid Testing: Fasting for 8 hours provides more accurate results, if you are able to fast. You should perform the test per your doctors directions. Keep in mind 1 d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
38 years experience Cardiology
Try not to: It wll likely raise your triglycerides.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No and No: Coffee does not give you cancer and you do not need a blood test. Incidentally there is no good blood test for cancer.

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