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Do you need to fast before drug test?

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Do you need to fast before drug test?

Drug test: For the test, normally u don't, unless your doctor specifically asked u to. ...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 i need to fast before blood tests?

Do i need to fast before blood tests?

Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you will need to fast. Probably would be best if you check with your ordering physician to make sure that you understand what you need to do. This will make you avoid potentially abnormal results or the need for a repeat test later. ...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 you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

Do you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

No: no not unless thet are looking at the arteries of the kidneys also ...Read more

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For what reasons do we need to fast before cholesterol test ?

Lipids: For years we've fasted overnight as you note. Recent evidence suggests it isn't necessary. Practice is only changing slowly being cautious. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

No: Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test. A trace amount of protein can be normal, but usually there is none. The most common cause of m is diabetes mellitus; it usually indicates that the dm has started to affect your kidneys. Once this happens, take things more seriously: talk with your pcp and consider endocrinology. ...Read more

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Do you need to feast to test for cholesterol?

Cholesterol: You don't feast to check for cholesterol. Recent studies suggest you might not need to fast either. Check with the lab you are using. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i forgot to fast before bloodwork?

What to do if i forgot to fast before bloodwork?

Tell the lab: Let the lab or office now so they can account for that when interpreting results or re-schedule that particular test for when you are fasting. Not all blood tests require you to be fasting but some will give false results if you are not fasting at least 6 hours. ...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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What medical tests do you need to fast for?

What medical tests do you need to fast for?

TRIGYLICERIDES: and FASTING BLOOD SUGAR are the only ones that come to mind immediately HOWEVER am sure there are others Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Do I need to fast before getting my LDL cholesterol checked?

Do I need to fast before getting my LDL cholesterol checked?

YES, FAST >12 hours: To get an accurate LDL cholesterol it is best to fast at least 12 hours. Drinking water is ok and necessary. Our office also allows 'black coffee' (no cream/sugar) hope that helps! ...Read more

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What to do if i want to buy a cholesterol testing machine?

What to do if i want to buy a cholesterol testing machine?

Why: You can get this from ebay, or from a medical supply house. You would need a blood sample for it to give the proper data. Or is your goal to measure the cholesterol in your foods which requires sophisticated laboratory apparatus from a clinical or chemical supply house. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. ...Read more

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I ask after you do radioactive can you work do your normal life?

I ask after you do radioactive can you work do your normal life?

Need more info: You mean a test or a treatment? Usually you could go back to normal work/life, unless you mean radiation for cancer, in which case it depends on how sick you get. ...Read more

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How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read more

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