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Does marijuana affect cholesterol test

A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Black tea/ cholester: i usually tell people just to have water ( 8 to 16 oz) so they are hydrated before a cholesterol exam, There seems to be some mild evidence that chro... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Your total cholesterol is about 99 mg/dL which is okay. Please note that US does not follow metric measures and units of measure in US are different f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 52 years experience
Cholesterol test: You can drink water before the test.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
12 hours: It is good to fast for 12 hours before the test. If she is on medication, she should take the medication and drink water as needed.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cholesterol: The levels you report are basically normal. We also usually record the HDL and LDL as these give a bit more information. In someone with minimal or no... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not much: If you normally have normal triglycerides and they were a bout the same as usual then the one nugget probably did not have much effect in your LDL tho... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Disaster: It would probably blow it through the roof and completely invalidate your results. Really.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Not directly: A blood sugar test is necessary to diagnose diabetes. However, many people with Type 2 diabetes have high triglycerides and low HDL levels, so this m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rama Garimella
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes and No: Alcohol causes a dramatic rise in triglycerides. You should not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours before having your blood checked for cholesterol l... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Wouldn't: Fasting is fasting, unfortunately. Water would be fine, but that's it. Some herbal teas may have ingredients that could affect your results.

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