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Offline WillyWump

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Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:20:52 PM »
I have my blood draw tomorrow and normally the nurse will handwrite write "Fast for 24 hours" on the  sheet, but none of the sheets have the notation..I dont always have to fast but its been so long since my last test that I figured I would have too again this time.


Hepatitis A antibody Total
Hepatitis B cOre Antibody Total.
Hepatitis B Surface antibody.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Chlamydia Trachomatis NAAT
Neisseria Gonorrhea NAAT
Quanititative Tb Gold
Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy
Complete Blood Count with Diff
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile
HIV-1 RNA PCS
Immunodeficiency Panel
RPR
Testosterone Free

I hate fasting and I am a real ass when I have to fast and would like to avoid it if at all possible.

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« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 05:37:04 PM by WillyWump »
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 05:28:05 PM »
I have my blood draw tomorrow and normally the nurse will handwrite write "Fast for 24 hours" on the  sheet, but none of the sheets have the notation..I dont always have to fast but its been so long since my last test that I figured I would have too again this time.

Also, what test is it that you have to fast for?

Hepatitis A antibody Total
Hepatitis B cOre Antibody Total.
Hepatitis B Surface antibody.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Chlamydia Trachomatis NAAT
Neisseria Gonorrhea NAAT
Quanititative Tb Gold
Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy
Complete Blood Count with Diff
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile
HIV-1 RNA PCS
Immunodeficiency Panel
RPR
Testosterone Free

I hate fasting and I am a real ass when I have to fast and would like to avoid it if at all possible.

-W

From what I know from taking these tests:

Hepatitis A antibody Total                            Don't have to fast
Hepatitis B cOre Antibody Total.                   Don't have to fast
Hepatitis B Surface antibody.                       Don't have to fast
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen                          Don't have to fast
Chlamydia Trachomatis NAAT                       Don't have to fast
Neisseria Gonorrhea NAAT                           Don't have to fast
Quanititative Tb Gold                                   Don't have to fast
Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy                                  Not sure
Complete Blood Count with Diff                   Fast
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile                 Fast
HIV-1 RNA PCS                                             Don't have to fast
Immunodeficiency Panel                              Don't have to fast
RPR                                                              Don't have to fast
Testosterone Free                                       Not sure

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 05:36:21 PM »
From what I know from taking these tests:


Complete Blood Count with Diff                   Fast
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile                 Fast


Dammit. I guess I better start eating, I have till midnight to get good and stuffed.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 05:39:02 PM »
I have to have some food with my morning meds so I never fast.

ps: ARE YOU HAVING A LIPID PANEL DONE? ::)
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 05:43:40 PM »
I have to have some food with my morning meds so I never fast.

ps: ARE YOU HAVING A LIPID PANEL DONE? ::)

I have no clue, You tell me.. the tests are up there ^

If I have to fast, I will fast totally. I would hate to get a bad lipid reading because of some snack and then get raked over the coals for 3 months by all you Nancy's.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 05:53:11 PM »
I'm making cheeseburgers tonight. I'll be thinking of you.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 06:19:54 PM »
I'm making cheeseburgers tonight. I'll be thinking of you.

Im having fried pork chops, Fresh mashed potatoes and boiled Okra.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »

Doesn't look like they are checking your cholesterol.

Good luck
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 06:24:59 PM by buginme2 »

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 06:45:18 PM »
I have my blood draw tomorrow and normally the nurse will handwrite write "Fast for 24 hours" on the  sheet

24 hours?  That's brutal.  I've always been told to "fast" after 9 p.m. and have the blood work done some time before 11 a.m. the next day.

Then again, they know your history and your nasty habits.  They probably figured that it takes a full day for all that lard running through your veins and liver to properly settle.

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 06:46:55 PM »
24 hours?  That's brutal.  I've always been told to "fast" after 9 p.m. and have the blood work done some time before 11 a.m. the next day.



Oh thats my bad, I meant 12 hours.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 06:49:18 PM »
The only test that requires fasting (from those you listed) is the comprehensive metabolic profile.  This test also includes a blood glucose test.  This panel checks all of you electrolytes and liver and kidney functions.

I've never seen a test sheet that didn't have it notated if it required fasting. 

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 07:02:50 PM »
.

I've never seen a test sheet that didn't have it notated if it required fasting. 


My Special Instructions line is always blank...as I stated above it's always handwritten on there. Which clearly is not the best way to do it.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 07:04:36 PM »
Anyways, put down your wimpy burgers 12 hours before testing.   Wolfie has spoken.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 07:07:04 PM »
Anyways, put down your wimpy burgers 12 hours before testing.   Wolfie has spoken.

ghurl, please review the thread before you post...I am having Pork Chops, and lots of them.

-W
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 07:11:10 PM »
I made a huge platter of fried pork chops yesterday for my friends and we are having the leftovers tonight . I haven't had them in a while and they were really good if I don't say so myself .

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 07:11:44 PM »
I am having Pork Chops, and lots of them.


Dare we ask how many and should we assume that they have gloppy gravy on them?
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 07:16:41 PM »
Dare we ask how many and should we assume that they have gloppy gravy on them?

I'm not sure what "gloppy gravy" is. But yes, they will be smothered in an amazing homemade cream gravy
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 07:17:47 PM »
I'm not sure what "gloppy gravy" is. But yes, they will be smothered in homemade cream gravy

I have pork chops in the fridge so I'll make those instead of cheeseburgers. Mine will be simply grilled with some garlic and served with saffron risotto. GRAVY IS NOT HEALTHY.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 07:18:31 PM »
I really do worry about y'all's diets.  As senior citizens, you really should eat better.  I myself fixed a huge salad at work today that I'll be able to get several meals out of it. 

Shouldn't this thread now be merged with the other "I don't eat healthy" thread?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 07:20:20 PM by wolfter »
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 07:19:20 PM »
Im having fried pork chops, Fresh mashed potatoes and boiled Okra.

When you say "fried pork chop".  Are you frying the pork chop in a fryer? Like fried chicken?

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2013, 07:21:39 PM »
Hey Will:
For the quan TB gold - you may want to check w/ lab ---- when I have had this done at quest, they only do it certain times of the day because it has to be picked up from the lab and processed stat in order to be accurate... Wouldn't want you to go there and only be able to get some of the labs done and have to go back for that one...
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 07:22:43 PM »
When you say "fried pork chop".  Are you frying the pork chop in a fryer? Like fried chicken?

It's probably dredged in flour then "fried" in some oil in a cast iron skillet. Then you make a gravy out of the cooked bits on the bottom of the skillet.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2013, 07:23:04 PM »
When you say "fried pork chop".  Are you frying the pork chop in a fryer? Like fried chicken?

No silly.  In a skillet you Just lay down enough oil to cover about half way up your chop and fry away.  Then you use the leftover grease to make your Gravy by adding flower and milk and whisking the hell out of it. Amirite Jeff!

Jeebus you people kill me sometimes.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 07:23:54 PM »
Hey Will:
For the quan TB gold - you may want to check w/ lab ---- when I have had this done at quest, they only do it certain times of the day because it has to be picked up from the lab and processed stat in order to be accurate... Wouldn't want you to go there and only be able to get some of the labs done and have to go back for that one...

Ah, thats why it says Mon-Weds 8am to noon only (handwritten of course)
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »
sorry to throw you guys for :-[ a loop there. :)
anyway...
yes, you should fast tonight after pouring cement in your veins. :)
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2013, 07:43:05 PM »
and boiled Okra.

yuck, might as well blow your nose and eat it

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2013, 07:44:52 PM »
yuck, might as well blow your nose and eat it

Dont like swallowing gooey stuff huh? Sux for your hubby.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »
Quote
boiled Okra.
nasty :o  slimy okra is disgusting. (although a spear or two simmered in a pot of beans for flavoring is ok - just don't eat it) the only way to properly cook okra is to coat in flour and fry. although pickled okra is interesting once in a full blue moon.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2013, 07:50:36 PM »
nasty :o  slimy okra is disgusting. (although a spear or two simmered in a pot of beans for flavoring is ok - just don't eat it) the only way to properly cook okra is to coat in flour and fry. although pickled okra is interesting once in a full blue moon.

Come on man! You call yourself a true Southerner? Yes, Fried Okra is the SHIT, but Boiled okra with sliced toms and onion in it is tops too! and I LOVE pickled Okra also.

I must say Okra is one of my favorite foods.
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2013, 07:52:42 PM »
Dont like swallowing gooey stuff huh? Sux for your hubby.
mean but very funny. :)
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2013, 07:54:48 PM »
saw fresh okra once in the past 10 years in our grocery stores.
it's a foreign object here. :)
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2013, 08:01:11 PM »
Dessert will be an ice cream float made with Boylan's Root Beer.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2013, 08:24:54 PM »
Lookie at what I found...
 
I only eat gravy on my biscuits and Chicken fried steak. So Im safe.

I'm not sure what "gloppy gravy" is. But yes, they will be smothered in an amazing homemade cream gravy

Appears Miss P was correct when she called you a liar!

Sad!

And I never fast before my labs.

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2013, 08:26:14 PM »
i like your new pic willy.  for someone who eats as bad as everyone says you eat, you have nice physique (sp?)  lol
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2013, 08:35:58 PM »
Lookie at what I found...
 
Appears Miss P was correct when she called you a liar!

Sad!

And I never fast before my labs.

Good catch, my dear. And yes, she lies all of the time about absolutely everything (her age for example).
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2013, 08:38:57 PM »
i like your new pic willy.  for someone who eats as bad as everyone says you eat, you have nice physique (sp?)  lol

Honey chile, please.  She's been using the same set of pictars from circa 1998 here and on her grndr profiles. 

By the way, Guillermina... I echo what Doxie and Mike said before: slimy okra = vomititious.  Not only you eat whipped shit from a drive-thru on a regular basis, whenever you "cook" you come up with nasteh stuff.

To quote you: "sux for your hubby" (or whatever twink you may be courting these days)  :P
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2013, 08:41:17 PM »
Lookie at what I found...
 
Appears Miss P was correct when she called you a liar!

Sad!

And I never fast before my labs.


Word.  And have you noticed how all of a sudden this is evolving into "[Mal]Nutrition, Wumpette Style -- Part Deux"?
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
Willy,

When in doubt - FAST!

However, Wolfie got it right, only the metabolic panel requires a fast.  CBC, technically, does not require it, but if you pour too much lard down just before, your plasma will look like milk and the lab instrumentation will not be able to count your cells.  I know, more info than you can handle, so..........

Stop eating NOW!!!

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2013, 09:44:32 PM »
I've never been told to fast for the CBC.  I was going to next time, because my glucose has been like 112, and I wanted to see what it is when fasting.  Although, as I understand it, 112 would be expected after a meal, but it always flags as high. 

I have never been tested for chlamydia, but I guess that's one you'd probably know you had?  And, what's an immunodeficiency panel?  I've never heard of that.  CD4 and all that? 

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2013, 10:13:05 PM »
I've never been told to fast for the CBC.  I was going to next time, because my glucose has been like 112, and I wanted to see what it is when fasting.  Although, as I understand it, 112 would be expected after a meal, but it always flags as high. 

I have never been tested for chlamydia, but I guess that's one you'd probably know you had?  And, what's an immunodeficiency panel?  I've never heard of that.  CD4 and all that?

You do know that a CBC and a glucose test are not the same, right?
You SHOULD fast for a glucose, unless it is taken as a post-prandial test.

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2013, 10:27:31 PM »
You do know that a CBC and a glucose test are not the same, right?
You SHOULD fast for a glucose, unless it is taken as a post-prandial test.

M

Yeah, but isn't the glucose usually a part of the CBC?  I know it always lists glucose on the CBC report.  Perhaps they just list it under the CBC.  I've never had a glucose specific test, where I was told to fast.  The only time I've been told to fast was for the lipid screens. 


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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2013, 10:59:20 PM »
, you have nice physique (sp?) 


Thank You Mikey. You appear to be the only sane person in this thread other than me. :-*

-Will

Ps- It's 10pm, and i jsut finished my bedtime snack (big bowl of Corn Chex). So now I wont be eating until I stop at Lulu's on my way back from the lab tomorrow. Yikes
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2013, 11:01:35 PM »
From my experience

Testosterone  = no need to fast

Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy = no need to fast

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile = yes you need to fast because its included a fasted glucose test. CMP= Basic metabolic panel(BMP)+liver test

CBC = i never fast with this nor anyone tell me to, CBC don't test glucose level
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2013, 11:03:25 PM »
Yeah, but isn't the glucose usually a part of the CBC?  I know it always lists glucose on the CBC report.  Perhaps they just list it under the CBC.  I've never had a glucose specific test, where I was told to fast.  The only time I've been told to fast was for the lipid screens.

Agreed I fast for Lipid profile and Glucose.

CBC don't include a Glucose test
http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/tab/test
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diagnosed HIV positive - October 16 2011
CD4 460 19.5% VL 49000 - late October 2011
CD4 625 19.5% VL 50030 - January 2012
CD4 369 19% VL 69000 - March 2012
Start Sustiva+ Truvada - April 17 2012
CD4 524 24.5% VL UD - August 22 2012
Switch to Nevirapine+Truvada
CD4 490 26% VL UD - November 2012
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2013, 11:09:57 PM »
Thank You Mikey. You appear to be the only sane person in this thread other than me. :-*

-Will

For the longest time, and after hearing all the jokes about your eating habits, I pictured you as chunky.  I think there are also jokes bout lack of physical activity.  I pictured you eating that country fried steak and then lying on the couch to watch one of the Housewives series followed by a rerun of Walker Texas Ranger, with a tub of ice cream.   ;)

So, how do you stay in shape?  Do you exercise, or are physically active at work or home?  Good genes?  Or, are all the jokes very, very exaggerated? 

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2013, 11:46:09 PM »

So, how do you stay in shape?  Do you exercise, or are physically active at work or home?  Good genes?  Or, are all the jokes very, very exaggerated? 

Honey, Guilhermina's the one here who passes out when he jogs and/or has to take a stress test at the cardiologist. Obviously he wears Manx for his photo-shoots.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2013, 01:08:21 AM »
My new doctor tells me to always fast for my blood tests, so did my other doctor that used to send me to Quest.  When I do fast it's usually for at least 8 hours. I wake up late so I schedule my appointment so I can get up and get ready and head straight for the appointment.
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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2013, 01:13:02 AM »
Honey, Guilhermina's the one here who passes out when he jogs and/or has to take a stress test at the cardiologist. Obviously he wears Manx for his photo-shoots.

I am placing an order as we speak.  That's right.  I remember the passing out thing. 

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Re: Do I Need to Fast for Any of these Tests?
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2013, 01:13:28 AM »
My new doctor tells me to always fast for my blood tests, so did my other doctor that used to send me to Quest.  When I do fast it's usually for at least 8 hours. I wake up late so I schedule my appointment so I can get up and get ready and head straight for the appointment.

I think I have been told a handful of times in the last 20 years to fast. I usually try to get my bloodwork done at the same time of day, but that's something I have done entirely on my own.

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