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do you have to fast for a cmp blood test

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Complete metabolic panel is usually a screening test but each of the components can provide diagnostic information, e.g., elevated blood glucose could ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
CMP: comprehensive metabolic profile includes your kidney function liver function and electrolyte profile including sodium potassium and a few others.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Urinalysis: A urine examination would have been more useful than a CMP. Do you have any symptoms? Could it be mucus from your genital tract rather than coming fro ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Inconclusive: Means that either your globulin is below normal or Albumin is high. Also look at the total protein value. Do a urinalysis for proteinuria.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: The aic test generally tells us what has been going on with your sugar over the past 3 months approximately. One does not really have to fast for it, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Fasting is to check glucose and triglyceride levels.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Probably: If anemia is suspected after a consultation with your physician, it is probably a good idea to have a CBC (complete blood count) with differential as ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Blood test for thyroid functions does not require fasting.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No.: Tests for infectious mononucleosis will not tell you if you have hiv. You must have a test specifically for HIV to know if you have hiv.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing : Nope. Not at all.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: You only have to fast for a lipid panel to check your cholesterol & triglyceride levels, and for a fasting glucose level.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Too general: I am sorry there are so many types of blood tests that might have been ordered that there is no way to determine which ones were ordered for you. If ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Creatinine and BUN will change very little if you are non-fasting.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blood work: Most blood tests are performed at a lab. If there is a specific issue that you wish to have looked at - ask the provider who orders the labs. Take car ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Simple blood work: nothing fancy. those are just simple blood test. you don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fasting is: Not required.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it will: To diagnose Hypothyroidism you do not have to fast,but if your blood was collected while fasting for some other reason it is ok/And will tell if you h ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Ask him to: I am sure if you explain why, they would be inclined to address your concerns and even accommodate you to give you rest on the subject. At the very ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No requirement: That can be done at any age but the over the counter pregnancy tests are quick, easy and just as accurate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test. A trace amount of protein can ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Running a limited number of blood tests (blood cell counts and levels of few metabolites/chemicals) is an acceptable part of a routine general exam bu ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Blood tests are used to see if your thyroid is functioning right.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Certain tests, for diagnosing reasons are recommended to fast for, such as the lipid panel and a diabetes test for your Blood sugar. Other tests may ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Federbush
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A thyroid panel consisting of tsh, t4, and free T3 (liothyronine) can give a lot of information regarding thyroid function.
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