Appointments and information:
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Fasting before tests

Some laboratory tests require fasting before blood is drawn in order to allow correct medical interpretation of the results.

How to fast?

  • A fasting-blood test is taken in the morning before eating, drinking or smoking.
  • You are not allowed to eat starting from 10 PM a night before the test. Drinking water is allowed
  • A day before the test you are allowed maximum 1 dose of light alcoholic beverage
  • On the morning your blood is drawn the maximum amount of allowed exercise  is 15 minutes of walking

List of lab test that require fasting

  • C-peptide (fP-C-pept)
  • Folate (fP-Fol)
  • Gastrin (fS-Gastriin)
  • Glucose (fP-Gluc)
  • LDL-cholesterol (fP-LDL-Chol)
  • Triglycerides  (fP-Trigl)
  • Glucose tolerance test (P-GTT)
  • Lactose tolerance test (P-LTT)
  • Activated protein C resistance (P-APC-R)
  • Ammonium ion(P-NH4)