How to Fast Before Blood Work?

Answer Fasting is the abstaining from food and most drinks. It is required before several types of blood tests can be performed, such as diabetes or cholesterol testing. If your doctor orders you to fast ... Read More »

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14 hour fast prior to blood work. How much water can one drink during the 14 hour fast?

As much water as it takes to quench your hunger pangs! :D

I just had some blood work done and noticed that the lady taking the blood cut the tip of the glove off !?

No you really don't need to be concerned. The blood that was drawn was your own so no danger to you. Is this behavior OK, also NO it is not. The phlebotomist is in more danger of being fired if O... Read More »

Went for blood work. would not refill blood pressure med until I came in.?

Stopping thyroid medication for 4 days means you have to have another thyroid test after re-starting to make sure the dosage is still alright. Not a good idea for your Doctor to do.Stopping blood... Read More »

Do you have to fast before a psa blood test?