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Doctor insights on: Does Eating Before A Blood Test Raise Cholesterol Levels

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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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Would eating before a blood test cause a slightly higher potassium level?

Would eating before a blood test cause a slightly higher potassium level?

Meals and potassium: Your potassium (k) level is dependent on various factors. Some are, any presence of chronic kidney disease (ckd), if the rbc's in the blood were broken going into the test tube, how long the blood was in the tube before the k level was done and how long before the test you ingested and the and the amount of k you ate. Speak to the doctor (d) who ordered the test and ask the d if you have any ckd. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

Unclear question: Did you have a glucose tolerance test and only the fasting glucose was high? How high was it? Fasting plasma glucose is 100-125 it is pre-diabetes and 126 or higher, if noted on two occasions is diagnostic of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Bad: High fasting blood sugars is bad and usually associated with high hba1c levels. But very low levels may be harmful (say less than 6). ...Read more

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How long could blood labs take when checking blood sugar and cholesterol?

How long could blood labs take when checking blood sugar and cholesterol?

Lab: Blood sugar and cholesterol testing can be resulted in the same day as drawn, sometimes in a short time frame depending on the method used. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Insulin resistance: Patients with resistance to insulin, including early type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels with normal or elevated blood glucose. We do not routinely test for Insulin levels as it is usually not relevant to diagnosis or management. ...Read more

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Why wouldnon-fasting blood glucose levels be quite higher than fasting levels & how to improve?

Because your sugar: Goes up when you eat. This is the first defect noted in overweight people developing type 2 diabetes. You need diet, exercise and weight loss, a visit to your doctor, education, monitoring and almost certainly whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate. ...Read more

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Will eating six hours before blood work raise cholesterol?

Will eating six hours before blood work raise cholesterol?

Yes: It's recommended that you fast 12 hours before checking a lipid profile. ...Read more

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Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

If anemic: If a person is anemic, his hemoglobin test result will be low, regardless of whether or not he drank alcoholic drinks the day before. Likewise, if he is not anemic, his hemoglobin result will not be low, regardless of the alcoholic drinks he had the day before. ...Read more

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Is 162 blood sugar level after eating too high for someone who does not have diabetes?

Is 162 blood sugar level after eating too high for someone who does not have diabetes?

Yes: After eating your blood sugar is considered to be abnormal if it is more than 140. 162 does not meet the definition of diabetes after eating but it should be looked into further with a fasting blood sugar and hga1c. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gestational diabetic (unless your one was a really elevated fasting glucose). It is a good idea to watch your diet and carbs if you had one elevation tho. ...Read more

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If our blood sugar level is low, does it mean we have diabetes or only high blood sugar matters?

If our blood sugar level is low, does it mean we have diabetes or only high blood sugar matters?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more