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 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.

How do I ask my parents for a glucose fasting test?

Type II diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes, but no more. Our American diets have become so rich in high glycemic foods and processed foods (including junk foods) that it is very common... Read More »