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Fasting Before Blood Work
Yes but...: Make sure it doesn't bother your stomach and you don't have a history of peptic ulcer disease. Use the lowest dose possible for pain/fever and for the shortest duration possible. Some newer evidence is not showing a major lipid change between fasting and non-fasting values in relation to LDL and HDL values but fasting is still standard of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really big deal if I have cream in coffee 7 hrs before fasting blood work? I find it hard to believe that could badly mess with results.
Fasting Blood Work: Well it may or may not "mess with the results" as you say. It depends on what is being tested for. Are you waiting until afternoon to get the blood work done because that is when your appointment is? Why not go to the office as soon as they open to get your blood work? Then you can have your coffee and cream. If your fasting sugar is 125 you don't have diabetes,if 126 you do. Any difference? ...Read more
No: It will not affect your fasting lab results. All the best. ...Read more
Yes: Take with water only.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have to have routine fasting blood work done. I am very nervous. Is it ok to take a Xanax before i gon?
I'm getting my annual physical CBC, fasting blood work etc tomorrow morning. If I take a hydrocodone 16 hours before, could it mess up the results?
Fast 8 hours: It's best to maintain an 8 hours of nothing by mouth prior to any fasting lab studies . If you can schedule your lab draws first thing in the morning, it's typically easier to maintain this standard. ...Read more
I have blood work for which I am fasting for. Can i take the metoprolol before the blood test? Doctor didn't mention medication..
It's ok: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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