Fasting Tests - E.g. Lipids (Cholesterol), Glucose

FASTING means that you eat and drink nothing except water for 10-12 hours prior to your test.

During your fast you may drink water but NO other fluids.  This includes coffee, tea and juice.

You should avoid smoking during the fasting period.

You should not fast longer than 12 hours as changes can occur in your results.

Continue to take any medication unless otherwise advised by your doctor.

Diabetics should not fast without medical advice.

If you require further information regarding your test procedure,
please telephone Taranaki Medlab.

NP – 758 7450
Stratford – 765 6229
Hawera – 278 4880