Fasting before tests
Some laboratory tests require fasting before blood is drawn in order to allow correct medical interpretation of the results.
How to fast?
- A fasting-blood test is taken in the morning before eating, drinking or smoking.
- You are not allowed to eat starting from 10 PM a night before the test. Drinking water is allowed
- A day before the test you are allowed maximum 1 dose of light alcoholic beverage
- On the morning your blood is drawn the maximum amount of allowed exercise is 15 minutes of walking
List of lab test that require fasting
- Vitamin B12 (fS-B12)
- C-peptide (fS-C-pept)
- Folate (fS-Fol)
- Gastrin (fS-Gastriin)
- Glucose (fS/fP-Gluc)
- Calcitonin (fS-CT)
- Calcium (fS-Ca)
- Cholesterol (fS-Chol)
- HDL-cholesterol (fS-HDL-Chol)
- LDL-cholesterol (fS-LDL-Chol)
- Triglycerides (fS-Trigl)