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Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

You're fine: Sports drinks do very little for you beyond replacing the water and electrolytes you lose from exercising, and they won't cause any misleading results that might affect the management of your health. ...Read more

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Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test? Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2 thx

Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test?  Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2  thx

GFR and dehydration: You can have a low GFR due to dehydration and the figure of 85 ml/min is an estimated gfr. You did not mention your bun, sodium, chloride or creatinine and that would have been helpful in determining if you were really dehydrated. Ask your doctor to order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and that will tell you exactly what your GFR is, actually not estimated. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol the day before a blood test impact the results?

Will drinking alcohol the day before a blood test impact the results?

Depends: Depending on which tests you're having and how much alcohol you drank, the results may be affected. This is especially true if you are having liver function tests done. Alcohol is also a diuretic and may lead to dehydration. This may impact other tests as well. Of course, if the test is for the presence of alcohol, you will likely be positive. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol 10 hours prior to a fasting blood test alter the results?

Liver Function Tests: Your body can metabolize only so much alcohol every hour, so depending on the amount and chronicity of your drinking, it's your liver metabolism that is mostly affected. ...Read more

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Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too. ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol the night before a blood test for Accutane affect the results?

See below: Alcohol can raise your liver enzymes, making blood liver function tests falsely elevated. You should avoid alcohol while on Accutane anyway, as it can produce a disulfiram-like reaction (massive nausea/vomiting, stomach aches/cramping, etc.). ...Read more

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Partner having hormone & thyroid blood test for infertility.Will heavy drinking for two days 38hours before test affect result? Going on stag do.

Partner having hormone & thyroid blood test for infertility.Will heavy drinking for two days 38hours before test affect result? Going on stag do.

Should be okay: Should be okay. Another way to answer this is to point out how fertile people can be while intoxicated. :). ...Read more