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Can I Take Vitamins Before A Fasting Blood Test
No: It will not affect your fasting lab results. All the best. ...Read more
No! Fasting of?Value: Fasting for most issues not only of low value but often misleading. Ex.: people commonly told to fast before blood glucose test; yet Diabetes Mellitus=elevated blood glucose & glucose most commonly elevated after eating. Thus fasting glucose routinely misses Diabetes Mellitus. Fasting is promoted for only a few issues because how databases were done or because the values are calculated/estimated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP: It depends on what type of test. You should take your BP medications at the same time (either morning or evening) daily. There are very few tests that will be affected by taking your scheduled medication. So honestly, i don't think it matters how many hours before your BP test you take your medicine. ...Read more
A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?
B12: this low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fasting: No, it is not fasting labs are based on nothing consumed but water. ...Read more
Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more
I have to take a blood test to measure a vitamin deficiency. Since I take a multivitamin, when should I stop taking it to make sure results ok?
Whoa: Who is asking you to do this? What is the purpose of this testing if you are already supplementing? Be very careful -- there are several phony labs that offer bogus "vitamin testing." If you have any doubts, get a second opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more
My doctor had me take a diabetes test. What's the normal fasting blood sugar when you are pregnant?
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose?I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
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