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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.

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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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Prior : Prior to answering your question, avvo's terms of use state, "such information should be used only as a starting point for addressing your medical iss ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: That's fine.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Blood chemistries: Including measures of kidney and liver function, blood sugar, minerals (electrolytes) and protein levels.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal liver tests: The SGOT and SGPT (now called ast and alt) are a bit elevated. These reflect your husband's liver function. I generally repeat the tests in a month, & ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver function test: Ast is one of the liver enzymes which is increased on damage to liver cells. Your ast is mildly elevated. Consult this site and discuss the matter wit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium.
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