A 33-year-old female asked:
Is it really necessary to fast for a lipid panel? my blood sugar will be rock bottom& the parkn garage & million mile walk to drs office is too much
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Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Lab testing : To minimize variables that may affect lab results, it is standard practice to do fasting lab work. For a lipid panel, the triglyceride component is very sensitive to ingestion of food. Drinking plain water will not affect most lab results but ask your md first.
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