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can I take baking soda before a fasting blood test

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
No you cannot: The sugar in a normal soda may show a high sugar on the blood test.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) 12 hours before the test is not likely to affect test results.
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: yes
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
NO: Fasting is not required to check for pregnancy hormones in your blood.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): 10 hours no food or water, except taking sips of water to brush teeth, best to hold all meds unless urgently needed.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: With water. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any time: Blood for thyroid test can be taken any time. However, if you need to have blood tested in fasting state for other reasons, a sample for thyroid funct ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't be sure.: In order to answer this question I would need to know your symptoms. Clearly diabetes is not responsible. Seems like your doc has probably ruled out ... Read More

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