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drinking alcohol before cholesterol test

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: unless you have other problems, like an inherited predisposition to very high triglyceride levels which can be markedly worsened by alcohol. The docto ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No, not generally: If you are on fenofibrate, it means your triglycerides are high, and alcohol can raise these free fats very high and is dangerous for you. You are al ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Berger
30 years experience Cardiology
Moderation: Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation. I am unaware of a specific recommendation to cease all alcoholic beverages with statin use.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Alcohol: Alcohol doesn't show on a cholesterol test.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
51 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol test: You can drink water before the test.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Even a non-fasting specimen is okay for monitoring this important lab parameter. Alcohol doesn't affect it much. If you do drink to excess on a daily ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: Blood itself will be clear of alcohol after about 24 hours, but other markers of alcohol use may persist for up to 10 days.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Depends: Depending on which tests you're having and how much alcohol you drank, the results may be affected. This is especially true if you are having liver f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: Test concerned. Blood alcohol will dissipate in about 24 hours or less. Other changes in blood components, e.g. Carbohydrate deficient transferrin may ... Read More
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