Is fasting required for a cholesterol test?

Answer Fasting is required before a cholesterol test if you want an accurate reading of your LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or "bad cholesterol") levels. Tests of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and overall... Read More »

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Had fasting blood test but have been called back for another non-fasting to re-check u&e's. clues please?

Maybe some of the results are a bit out of range, so they called you back to confirm it or to get some new results. It's all for your health and not for their profit..

Is fasting required for a PSA screening?

On One Hand: No Preparation NecessaryNo fasting is required for PSA (or prostate specific antigen) screening. The blood test is performed either at a laboratory or in the doctor's office. The scree... Read More »

Fasting before a blood test?

YES that ice cream you ate is guaranteed to raise your cholesterol, and a couple other lines on blood test, but will not affect the HbA1c test at all. You need to call and reschedule the test!!

Fasting blood test?

I have to have fasting blood tests and was told by my GP that I could have warm water to drink before the test.Milk or sugar will obviously affect the test results.