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Doctor insights on: What Can I Eat Before Fasting For A Blood Test

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

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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What can I eat before a food intolerance blood test?

Yes: But make sure that they are not testing for igg or igg 4 to food since this may well be a protective antibody against allergy to the food or just an indicator of exposure. If you want a blood tests, ask the doctor to order immunocap ige to that food. ...Read more

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I got high potassium in my blood test. How can I control potassium and can I eat meat?

I got high potassium in my blood test. How can I control potassium and can I eat meat?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Pork has the highest amount of potassium followed by beef and chicken. If you have high potassium level, you have to limit meat intake. ...Read more

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My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can I eat beside banana for my pottasium level?

My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can I eat beside banana for my pottasium level?

Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, I would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, I always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more

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My doctor did a blood test, and told me that my cholesterol is high, and gave me 10 ml of lipitor, (atorvastatin)what foods can I eat to lower it down.

My doctor did a blood test, and told me that my cholesterol is high, and gave me 10 ml of lipitor, (atorvastatin)what foods can I eat to lower it down.

May not be problem!: First, whether you even need to lower your cholesterol depends on the subtypes. If you have high HDL and your LDL is below 130 you may not need to lower it at all. Statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be hazardous and have no proven benefit for women!
Many foods can lower cholesterol- reducing sugars and starches while adding avocado, beans, garlic, almonds, walnuts, oats and wild salmon help. See comment: ...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 fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

Can fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

No: Potassium levels are tightly regulated in the body. Fasting should not cause significant change in levels. ...Read more

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I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?

I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?

No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more

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If I am fasting for a blood test can I drink hot green tea with Splenda this morning?

If I am fasting for a blood test can I drink hot green tea with Splenda this morning?

I would avoid: This - especially the splenda. Some studies suggest that ingestion of some artificial sweeteners can cause release of insulin. ...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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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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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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Is fasting necessary before a ca 125 blood test?

No: I tis only important to fast when eating can alter a blood test result, which is the case when you check blood sugar and blood fats like cholesterol. ...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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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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What happens if you weren't fasting till 1am and go for the fasting insulin blood test?

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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Will a fasting blood test tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Will a fasting blood test tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Yes it will: To diagnose Hypothyroidism you do not have to fast, but if your blood was collected while fasting for some other reason it is ok/And will tell if you have Hypothyroidism as long as you are tested for it. You need T3T4FreeT4 and TSH level done on fasting or non fasting specimen ...Read more

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Fasting blood test tomorrow. Is nicotine intake from cigs ok?

Fasting blood test tomorrow. Is nicotine intake from cigs ok?

Cigarettes?: Should not affect your fasting blood sugar. However, there are MANY health reasons to avoid both nicotine and cigarettes. ...Read more