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I have to have fasting blood work... is it ok to have my morning glass of lemon water before?

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Dr. Christopher Bibb answered

Specializes in Pathology

It's best to maintain an 8 hours of nothing by mouth prior to any fasting lab studies . If you can schedule your lab draws first thing in the morning, it's typically easier to maintain this standard.

Answered Dec 22, 2015

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