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Fasting before Cholesterol testing...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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MARTY728 11/14/2012 10:52AM


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IRISHMUM3 11/14/2012 10:12AM

    I tend not to eat if I get the first appointment of the data, but it is hard for me, because I get carsick if I do not eat before driving. I will ask my doctor about this article. It would be great not to feel so awful when I get to doctor's office!

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FLAMENM 11/13/2012 10:38PM

    I still will fast. Since my chlorestrol is always done with a fasting glucose and triglyceride test, anyways.

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NORASPAT 11/13/2012 10:35PM

    I was told to have mine done none fasting on Monday morning for the first time. Since they were doing a number of tests she put it in that way. I am a hard draw and she insisted it was ok, I looked at NIH and it still says fasting.

My Dr said I did not need to fast but after all the years of fasting I want it done the same way so I have consistency. I have requested it to be done fasting.

The article did say the word "MAY "make a difference and it actually said for people with high triglycerides it should be fasting so as I said in my blog I will have it done fasting just to keep my own personal record straight till I have those triglycerides down where they should be.
DH and I agree if I have to pay for it We will.
I have followed my Cholesterol for a long time so I do not want to switch the protocol now in mid stream. Pat in Maine.

Comment edited on: 11/13/2012 10:36:16 PM

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WILLOW49 11/13/2012 10:05PM

    I know it's controversial right now. My docs have always told me to fast, but that was before this new info came out. I'll be checking with them before next testing.

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MZZCHIEF 11/13/2012 8:57PM

    thanks for a timely article.
I just had mine done, hadn't eaten food in 16 hours, but I did take my thyroid pill and drank a cup of brewed tea 3 hours before the draw.

They didn't want to test me, I told 'em go ahead!
WAsn't about to come back.

: )

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LINDA! 11/13/2012 8:57PM

    My cardiologist always tells me to I do.

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L*I*T*A* 11/13/2012 7:59PM

    sounds like if your not in the higher range perhaps not needed........
for those that are in the higher range should probably fast.....
at least that is what i understand form what i have read today........
thanks for sharing........
blessings and hugs...............lita

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PATIENTSAM 11/13/2012 7:47PM

    Silly as it may sound, I never eat before going for any doctor appointment where I will be weighed. I want the lowest number possible on the scale! So, fasting is not a problem to get my lab work done either, right then and there.

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PATRICIAAK 11/13/2012 7:43PM

    I'd do the test - fasting or not

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