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What Are the Fasting Requirements for the Glucose Lipid Panel Blood Test?

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The glucose panel measures blood sugar levels and is used to check for the possibility of diabetes or to monitor those already diagnosed with diabetes. Fasting glucose panels require you to avoid any food or drink, other than water, for six to eight
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You will usually be asked to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood being taken so that there is no interaction between you and recently eaten food. Even Americans can last 12 hours
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Various sources indicate that overnight fasting needs to be from 8 to 12 hours. It is obviously important to reach the minimum, but also to not exceed 16 hours as this can yield unreliable
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How long you should fast before a blood test depends on the type of blood test you are having. For most test it can range anywhere from 6 hours to 14 hours and if you happen to take
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