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Do I need to fast before I get my blood drawn?

Last Updated: May 01, 2014 03:50PM PDT
For certain lab tests, fasting is recommended to obtain the most accurate test results. Please review the lists below to determine whether fasting is recommended for your order.


Instructions: 8 to 12 Hours of Fasting Recommended Before Testing
  1. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), (code: 10231)
  2. Glucose, Serum, (code: 483)
  3. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD), (code: 500)
  4. Hemoglobin A1C, (code: 496)
  5. Homocysteine, (code: 31789)
  6. Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), (code: 16293)
  7. Insulin,  (code: 91083)
  8. Lipids & Cholesterol Panel, (code: 7600)
  9. Methylmalonic Acid, Serum, (code: 91002)
  10. NMR LipoProfile, (code: 37905)
  11. VAP Lipids & Cholesterol Panel, (code: 10270)
  12. Vitamin B9 (Folate), (code: 466)
  13. Vitamin B12, (code: 927)
  14. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, (code: 17306)

The following test panels include one or more of the fasting tests listed above:
  1. BHRT- Female Screening
  2. BHRT- Male Screening
  3. BHRT- Female Follow Up
  4. BHRT- Male Follow Up
  5. Diabetes Screening Panel
  6. hCG Screening Panel
  7. Healthy Heart Panel
  8. Healthy Heart Panel Plus
  9. Men's Panel (18-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59). (60+)
  10. Vitamin & Mineral Panel- Comprehensive
  11. Vitamin Panel- Advanced
  12. Vitamin Panel- Standard
  13. Wellness Panel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  14. Women's Panel (18-29), (30-39), (40-49). (50-59), & (60+)

Other Fasting Tests
H. Pylori Urea Breath, (code: 14839). For best results, please fast for at least one hour prior to testing and if possible, avoid antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations for the two weeks prior to testing. Note: Testing solutions contains phenylalanine. Phenylketonurics should not take this test.

 

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