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Do you have to fast the day before a hba1c test?

Do you have to fast the day before a hba1c test?

No: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose (blood sugar) in red blood cells. Red blood cells live about 120 days, so the A1c gives an idea of diabetic control over 3 months. Eating on the day of the test will make no difference. Be sure, though, that no other tests, such as fasting lipid panel or fasting chemistries, have been ordered along w a1c. ...Read more

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Do you have to fast before hgbaic?

No: It is a measure of sugar control over a prolonged period of time (3 months) and will not be affected by a fasting or non fasting state. ...Read more

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Do you have to fast for a drug test?

Do you have to fast for a drug test?

No: You only have to fast for a lipid panel to check your cholesterol & triglyceride levels, and for a fasting glucose level. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood was normal but i was wondering do they send your blood to a lab to get further tested for routine check ups or is that only if you ask them too?

What to do if I have blood was normal but i was wondering do they send your blood to a lab to get further tested for routine check ups or is that only if you ask them too?

Blood work: Most blood tests are performed at a lab. If there is a specific issue that you wish to have looked at - ask the provider who orders the labs. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your heart?

Ultrasound: An echocardiogram with see clot in the ventricles, and a special echocardiogram called transesophogeal echocardiogram will see clot in the smaller spaces of the upper chambers (atrial appendage), . ...Read more

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Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

No: You do not need to fast for a thyroid blood test. I don't know what you mean by "cvc" test. Do you mean a "cbc", which is a complete blood count. You don't need to fast for that either. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracotomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracotomy?

Yes: A thoracotomy is a specialized procedure to get into your chest. Coagulation tests should be acceptable to minimize the risk of bleeding. Usually your lung function should be available if high risk morbidities (risks) & a baseline oxygenation (oxymetry). Unless a risk for cardiac problem that is enough. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a pancreaticoduodenectomy?

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Yes: This is a relatively major surgery and will require a few preoperative tests, at minimum a blood coagulation test and usually a chest xray and abdominal ct scan. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a few symptoms of high blood sugar so how do you lower it?

What to do if I have a few symptoms of high blood sugar so how do you lower it?

Exercise and lose wt: If you cut on your food intake and lose weight, it will lower your sugar. Daily exercise for 30 minutes or more would be very helpful to reduce your sugar level and try to keep you from becoming a (bad) diabetic. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had a genetic blood test done to see if what do you suggest if I have 22deletion, how will i get my results and will that be?

What do you suggest if I have had a genetic blood test done to see if what do you suggest if I have 22deletion, how will i get my results and will that be?

What for?: What will you do with the results? Would you change anything if you have 22 deletion, or if you do not have the deletion? If you want to waste your money, you can get the test done by 23 and Me, the company is accessible over the internet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a non fasting blood glucose reading of 110. Do what to do if I have pre diabetes?

What to do if I have a non fasting blood glucose reading of 110. Do what to do if I have pre diabetes?

Thats good: THat value isn't bad. If you are prediabetic you can loose weight, cut out sugary treats, no pies cakes , avoid excess carbs, eat less and walk more ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a brachytherapy?

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a brachytherapy?

Simple blood test: Avery simple blood test- i.e. Cbc and pt/ptt most likely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Ketones and BG: Not related very closely and everyone is individual. Can go up in hours if you do not eat anything. It is normal to do this. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if when you go to the doctor do they test for pregnancy when you give blood or urine.

Hi I was wondering if when you go to the doctor do they test for pregnancy when you give blood or urine.

Pregnancy test: We only check for pregnancy if we're suspicious but we'll always tell you first. Home pregnancy tests via urine as just as accurate as those urine tests in doctors' offices. Blood tests are even more accurate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood sugar is 72. How can I get it to a better number?

What to do if I have blood sugar is 72. How can I get it to a better number?

WHAT???: Hi. What a strange question. What are you thinking? What's WRONG with 72? And what would be better? Please clarify and then re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracentesis?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracentesis?

Yes: A doctor will usually want a few simple blood tests to make sure you do not have some potential for bleeding prior to a thoracentesis. It depends a lot on what medications you are currently taking, especailly blood thinning medications and your general level of health at the time of the thoracentesis. A protime test and a blood count are typical tests to do prior. ...Read more