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do you need to fast before a sgpt test

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Liver Function test: Nope. This liver test does not require one to be in a fasting state.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No you do not.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on Cause: If you drink, stop doing that. If it is high due to other causes, you need to see your doctor to determine the cause and have the proper treatment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Depends: Sgpt (aka alt) is a liver function test. Greater than 40 means above the normal range for that test. You will need to see your doctor, and possibly ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Blood test for thyroid functions does not require fasting.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose (blood sugar) in red blood cells. Red blood cells live about 120 ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Drug test: For the test, normally u don't, unless your doctor specifically asked u to.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
35 years experience Radiology
No: no not unless thet are looking at the arteries of the kidneys also
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Eight to Twelve: Eight to twelve hours should suffice.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: You do not need to fast for a thyroid blood test. I don't know what you mean by "cvc" test. Do you mean a "cbc", which is a complete blood count. Y ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a measure of sugar control over a prolonged period of time (3 months) and will not be affected by a fasting or non fasting state.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: You need full evaluation and treatment appropriate for you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Tell the lab: Let the lab or office now so they can account for that when interpreting results or re-schedule that particular test for when you are fasting. Not all ... Read More
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Don't smoke: Cotinine persists for 3-5 days, depending on whether they are testing urine, blood or oral fluids. There are far more important reasons to stop smoki ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Opposite effect: I don't really know what is being tested but the problem with insulinomas are actually the drop in blood sugar after eating. The rise in blood sugar a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Why: You can get this from ebay, or from a medical supply house. You would need a blood sample for it to give the proper data. Or is your goal to measure ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: They are unrelated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fasting is: Not required.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Several factors: Type of exercise, intensity, diet, genetics and proper rest are all factors. If you are on right track you should see gradual improvement over the nex ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevated glucose: It is good you are aware. First, adjust diet --- avoid sugar, breads, muffins, starches, desserts, pizza, and pasta. Minimize saturated fats. Eat on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Relax: Just show up, drink the glucola and let them draw your blood. It is not a big deal.

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