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Fasting Instructions for Chemistry Tests

If a fasting glucose (FBS), LDL, or Triglycerides test is ordered for you do not eat anything 8 to 12 hours before coming into the laboratory to have blood samples collected. You may drink water and take any prescription medications, but nothing else by mouth. No coffee or tea.

When you come to your appointment, please bring all requisitions given to you by your physician.

You do not need an appointment for these routine tests.

NOTE: Fasting hours may vary according to physician orders. Only routine laboratory testing will be performed on weekends.