Fasting Blood Test

If you've ever had your cholesterol or glucose levels tested before, you know that food and drink intake can affect the outcome of blood tests. That's why a fasting blood test usually requires that you avoid all food and drinks except water for 12 hours before your screening. It's also advised that you avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your fasting blood test, as well as any strenuous exercise.

You may know that you're taking a fasting blood test, but why is it important? Food, most drinks, and strenuous exercise can all lead to inaccurate blood test results. In the case of skewed results, the process will have to be completed again to get numbers that reflect your true state of health.

In most cases, water may be consumed before a fasting blood test. If you are currently taking any medications, check with your doctor to see if you can take your regular dosage and still get accurate results.

Your WellnessFX blood test results are uploaded directly to your personal online dashboard, and are available whenever and wherever you have an Internet. Keep track of your progress and reach your health goals with WellnessFX.


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