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Doctor insights on: Fasting Homocysteine Blood Test

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My homocysteine level was 15. Blood test said it was high bc range went up to 12. Is a 15 dangerous?

My homocysteine level was 15. Blood test said it was high bc range went up to 12. Is a 15 dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, just one of many risk factors for developing coronary disease at a later time. Try to improve the risk factors you can with a healthy diet, not smoking, knowing you cholesterol, and treating if needed, and maintaining a healthy weight. Do not smoke! Homocysteine levels can be lowered with certain b vitamins, but the benefit of this treatment is uncertain. ...Read more

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Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more

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What causes B12 deficiency? Blood test-B12=158, B6=2.4, folate=12.5, Homocysteine=12.9. I eat a balanced diet. On 325 of aspirin to prevent more DVTs.

What causes B12 deficiency? Blood test-B12=158, B6=2.4, folate=12.5, Homocysteine=12.9. I eat a balanced diet. On 325 of aspirin to prevent more DVTs.

Malabsorption: B12 is readily available in foods of animal origin (including dairy & eggs) so unless one is vegan you'll get enough via diet unless you can't absorb it; this can be caused by low hydrochloric acid, overgrowth of yeast or bacteria in the small intestines or a hereditary condition called pernicious anemia.Take methylcobalamin orally or by injection.
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Do I need to have a fasting blood test while taking metherexate?

Do I need to have a fasting blood test while taking metherexate?

No: The test done to look for Methotrexate toxicity do not have to be done in a fasting state. ...Read more

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Can you fast too long before a fasting blood test?

In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more

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Can you have a cup of tea before a fasting blood test?

You shouldn't: While the tea by itself is considered a "liquid" only, you may mix it with sweetner or cream. Further, there can be stimulating effects, which may have a change in your glucose or Insulin release. Just better to have water only. ...Read more

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Could a fasting blood test tell if I have hypothryoidism?

Could a fasting blood test tell if I have hypothryoidism?

Possible: If the lab order included the thyroid function test. Usually the routine blood work does not include thyroid function test, unless the ordering doctor is suspecting that you have signs or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can what you eat the day before affect a fasting blood test?

To a modest degree: The most important thing to to make sure you fast, not change your normal diet because of the testing. ...Read more

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Is an LDL direct measurement blood test accurate if you are not fasting?

Is an LDL direct measurement blood test accurate if you are not fasting?

Yes: Direct measurement of LDL is accurate in non-fasting condition. Triglyceride levels are not reliable in non-fasting state.
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What happens if you weren't fasting till 1am and go for the fasting insulin blood test?

Need Eight hours: The minimum fasting period is eight hours. If you get your blood drawn after 9:00 am, you should be okay. It is preferable to have a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I had a MMA B-12 blood test done that was normal and wasn't fasting, is test most accurate when have been fasting?

Unclear info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been useful to have the results. MMA is a urine test and B 12 a blood test and neither is affect by fasting. ...Read more

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If a person took a bilirubin blood test while fasting for 12 hours, and took the same test while not fasting, would the results be the same?

If a person took a bilirubin blood test while fasting for 12 hours, and took the same test while not fasting, would the results be the same?

Shuld be..: Fasting does not usually affect the bilirubin levels. Did the test differentiate between direct and indirect bilirubin levels? That can tell us sometimes where the elevation is coming from. You should follow up with the doctor who ordered your tests for further discussion about the results and where to go from here. ...Read more

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What do the results of a fasting blood test indicate?

Depends on test: Ask you doctor what they are specifically testing because there are different tests that are done fasting. Most common are fasting blood sugar and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does psa blood test need fasting?

Does psa blood test need fasting?

No. For most blood: Tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA <1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www. Accureference. Com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more

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What can they test for during fasting blood test?

Standardize results: Many test are done fasting because food or drink can affect the results. Therefore, the standard measurements are done fasting to make them reproducible. Glucose and lipids are 2 tests that usually need to be performed in a fasting state. ...Read more

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Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more

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Can you take xanex when taking a fasting blood test?

Fasting: Depends on the type of testing & what your doctor advised u to do. ...Read more

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Can you drink pedialyte while fasting for a blood test?

No: Pedialyte contains a sugar. This breaks the concept of a fast. Non-nutrient liquids only during the period of fast. ...Read more

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Can one blood test in the morning after 12 hours fasting show 126 means diabetes?

Can one blood test in the morning after 12 hours fasting show 126 means diabetes?

Probably: A single test should be verified by repeat testing, but over 125 mg/dl after 12 hours of fasting is considered elevated and in the range of diabetes. ...Read more

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Insulin serum blood test was 57 & standard is < 14. Test was taken when fasting.?

Insulin serum blood test was 57 & standard is < 14. Test was taken when fasting.?

High.....: But more info needed to interpret this piece of lab.......Blood sugar, HbA1C, Clinical situation..... ...Read more

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If I am now a 19 year old. I did my blood test while fasting and it turned to be 110.Is it normal?

Yes: I assume you are speaking about a blood sugar. A level of 110 mg/dl is only minimally elevated and not a big deal. ...Read more