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Can I Have Coffee Before A Fasting Blood Test
Before: Usually most people test their blood sugar before meals. I would think this is appropriate for you so that you know how much you need to eat if your blood sugar is too low. If you are having symptoms of hypoglycemia even after meals, then i certainly recommend testing it at that point regardless if it's before or after eating. ...Read more
Yes it will: To diagnose Hypothyroidism you do not have to fast,but if your blood was collected while fasting for some other reason it is ok/And will tell if you have Hypothyroidism as long as you are tested for it.You need T3T4FreeT4 and TSH level done on fasting or non fasting specimen ...Read more
Depends: Many blood tests require you to be fasting, but the majority do not. So, it is unlikely that these two substances would alter the blood tests. You could ask your physician -- since i don't know what blood tests you had done. ...Read more
Sure: Thank you for being conscientious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Best not to: It may skew some results.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a blood test for testing diabetes. The test was a non fasting. I had tea with sugar half an hour before. Is 8.2 a indicator of diabetes?
Diabetes: If the test you had was a hemoglobin a1c test then any result greater than 6.5 is an indication of diabetes. Previously there was specific glucose challenge tests for diabetes but recently the hemoglobina1c has become widely accepted as it factors in the last 3 months of average blood glucose levels. You should consult your specific physician regarding your test result and treatment. ...Read more
Normal blood sugar but have +1 in sugar un urine. I was fasting for more than 12 hrs when i got blood test then ate a lot before urine test. What is ?
I've got a glucose blood test tomorrow morning and have to fast 10 hours before and was wondering whether you can drink water?
Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more
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