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Offline John2038

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Blood test and food
« on: December 01, 2007, 03:23:26 AM »
Hi,

Does food have an impact on any of the following blood tests ?

- FBC (Full Blood Count)
- CRP (S-C-Creatin Reactive Protein)
- PCT
- CD4/VL

..I'd like to have good numbers this afternoon for all of these tests. Already slept well, which I suppose also have an impact.

Offline bocker3

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Re: Blood test and food
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007, 09:41:04 AM »
You should not need to fast for the tests that you have listed. 

Personally, I always do fast, regardless of the tests, just in case the doc has added something I wasn't expecting -- for instance, he usually tests my cholesterol every other time, but occasionally he (or his staff, who faxes the slip to the lab), get mixed up and orders an extra one.  Lord knows, eating breakfast a little late won't kill me -- I'd skip it altogether, but the Reyataz insists on food......

Anyway -- I drifted off there -- fasting is definitely not needed.

Mike
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Blood test and food
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007, 02:45:04 PM »
I usually have to fast before I get blood drawn. Usuallyy it is with my primary doc because he is checking my fasting sugars or A1C. The last time my ID doc order blood drawn I had to fast. I don't know why if it doesn't affect your cd4 and vl tests. I'm gonna have to ask him why he did it then unless it was some test I didn't know he was doing. ???
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Blood test and food
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007, 04:02:27 PM »
Hi Queen,

Your post made me realize something -- I actually do need to fast each time, because my ID doc always orders a Chemistry panel, which includes a glucose test. 

While going by the list of tests that John gave, I am fairly confident that fasting is needed, I do think that it is best to fast -- no harm is done by fasting when it is not required, but a test can be screwed up if you don't fast and you were suppose to do so.

Mike
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Blood test and food
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 04:40:42 PM »
Hi John

You don't need to fast for any of the tests you have mentioned, and normally you don't need to fast before AIc test either, unless as Queenie said the Doctor has asked you to do so.

The only regular/routine test you have to fast for is when you are having your Cholesterol checked.

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