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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Coffee Before A Cholesterol Test

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Might consuming coffee with half and half affect my cholesterol test?

Cholesterol : Half and half has lots of fat, if you consume lots with coffee your lipid level will be raised. ...Read more

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May I drink decaffinated tea before my cholesterol test tomorrow?

May I drink  decaffinated tea before my cholesterol test tomorrow?

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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have black tea before a cholesterol test?

Cholesterol test: Old answer no, newer answer is maybe. Either ask the lab that is going to do the test or pass on anything other than water before. ...Read more

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If I drank a good amount of alcohol seven hours before a cholesterol test, are my results basically inaccurate?

If I drank a good amount of alcohol seven hours before a cholesterol test, are my results basically inaccurate?

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 basis, you may ruin your liver. It's a miserable way to live and die, but your cholesterol will be low. Otherwise, drink sensibly and enjoy your life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can eating before a cholesterol test mess it up?

Can eating before a cholesterol test mess it up?

Yes because Estimate: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell. Promoted as a way to guess at LDL particle concentrations. Not eating critical to ? ingested fats being carried in all the lipoprotein particles. But LDL particles carry 3to6, 000 fat molecules/particle ; cholesterol contents vary widely. Ldl-c is not ldl, is only estimated (t. Chol. - hdl-c - 1/5 triglycerides) ; low correlation with LDL conc. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have fast for 14 hours before a cholesterol test?

Yes: Yes yes yes, you want to have no food. You can have water if you want. That wont affect the results. Good luck. ...Read more