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Coffee Before Cholesterol Blood Test
Variable advice: There has been recent evidence that it doesn't greatly affect the result but i still don't recommend it. ...Read more
Interesting question: Alcohol consumption before having a blood test for serum creatinine should not affect the results. Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, the glucose load may increase the serum glucose measurement. If this is quite high, it may also increase the potassium measurement. ...Read more
Drinking alcohol: on a daily basis will affect the cholesterol profile, but it should not cause significant change if you drink once 2 days prior. The key is the continuous chronic nature of drinking. 1 glass of red/white wine daily may increase your good cholesterol (HDL) slightly while keeping your triglycerides and bad cholesterol a little lower. Chronic beer and liquor use will increase the total by a lot. ...Read more
Hi. Can drinking alcohol around 48-72 hrs before a blood test show low white blood count only by 0.5. Thanks. ?
No: A significantly low white count would not be expected a day or two after drinking alcohol. Prolonged heavy drinking for years can cause an effect on the bone marrow and lower the white count.is significantly low white count needs a evaluation by hematologist a blood specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should not eat for 12 hours before a fasting test is done. You can have some water if thirsty. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink before 12hr fasting?My test includes blood sugar, lipid profiles and serum creatinine.Coz last test i feel so thirsty.
I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?
Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more
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