Fasting for bloodwork

SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 649 Member

Any advice on fasting?  How long, what to eat, ect.  I will have bloodwork tomorrow morning and just want to see if it will make a difference.


  • Tom M.
    Tom M. Member Posts: 223 Member
    Blood work

    You really don't have to fast for blood work unless you are getting a lipid panel.   Eat light and drink water. Good luck, you are in my prayers.


  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,268 Member
    edited April 2020 #3

    I never bothered with fasting for the bloodwork, although they do check blood sugar.  It was always under 100 despite not fasting, except for one time they lost the blood tests and I had to do them again right after a snack (gadzooks, it takes hours to see a doctor. . . I bring snacks with me).  Then, I simply told them it was not a fasting test, and it was cool with them.

    I always figured the bloodwork should reflect my normal lifestyle, so I did nothing different for it.

    Good luck with the tests.

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 649 Member
    edited April 2020 #4
    Ya, you guys are right.  They

    Ya, you guys are right.  They have never said anything about fasting.  I think I am still obsessing over last time being out of whack :)  Just a lil stressed.