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Re: [IPk] Fasting Tests



I've always had my cholesterol tested as part of the multitude of other blood 
tests they do every 6 months, and I've never had to fast for it.In fact I've 
never had to fast for any kind of blood test.
But maybe there are different types of cholesterol tests.
Di

On Monday 24 February 2003 16:40, you wrote:
> Barbara
> The cholesterol test is usually a fasting test. I have to have nothing to
> eat after midnight but can drink water or black tea before the test. It's
> best to tell whoever is doing the testing that you have type 1 diabetes
> beofre it's due and they will make an early appt. for you to avoid hypo's.
> You say you are having the test done at the hospital? Is there any way you
> could get it done by your GP's surgery? Just that very often path labs at
> hospitals don't start work until 9:30 am or later for routine testing and
> GP's tend to open earlier.
> Hope this helps
> Helen
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