(Closed) Question for health professionals!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

Unfortunately, I’d say reschedule.  Usually if they say you need to fast for a procedure, it means that they’re looking at things that are different on an empty stomach.  Stuff like blood glucose and cholesterol can be different after only a few calories.

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Yeah, you need to reschedule…it’s the milk that’ll affect the results.  Also the caffeine will speed up your heart rate.  I don’t know what they’re looking at (triglycerides or what) but you should just plan to do it another day.

Post # 5
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree reschedule. Your results will be off.

Post # 6
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

reschedule 🙂

Post # 7
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d reschedule.  The cardiac patients I used to work with, the rule was no fatty foods for 48 hours prior to bloodwork, esp if lipid panel drawn.

Post # 8
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Coffee is okay because it doesn’t have calories, but milk is a no-go with fasting bloodwork. I honestly don’t think that a little bit of skim milk would make much of a difference but it’ll be harder to know what to do with the results if they aren’t normal.

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