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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have a bad uti & taking a strong antibiotic. my blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. would it affect results? should i reschedule?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Nope! Well, maybe...: Infections can make your sugar level rise in the short term but really shouldn't affect your 3 month a1c. Infections definitely won't affect lipids (cholesterol) or hemoglobin (blood count). Of course, your doc might have a different opinion so best to call his/her office ; ask.

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