USEFUL INFORMATION TO GET READY FOR LABORATORY TESTS
Any intake of food and fluids influences blood components levels. For example, a high-fat meal is likely to increase triglycerides; but also prolonged starvation can affect substance levels. Consuming a standard meal the evening before and avoiding any food and fluids intake afterwards is highly recommended before having your blood test.
Please avoid or limit your alcohol intake the day before having your blood test as it may affect your results by decreasing your blood sugars level.
Avoid all caffeine drinks like coffee, tea and coke as they may interfere as well.
Smoking has effect on fatty acids, glycerol, aldosterone, cortisol, and many others so please avoid it from the night before your test.
Physical activity is known to cause a shift of water from blood to muscles. A long walk, cycling and running must be avoided before your blood test.
Anxiety and stress can affect fatty acids, lactate and white blood cells so try to be as relaxed and calm as possibile before your blood test.
Pregnancy and menses cause sensible variations in many blood substances so please let us know of any, as we can provide an accurate measurement of hormones.
Let us know about any drugs you took in the past 24 hours.
- FULL BLOOD COUNT
- UREA AND ELECTROLITES
- PT (INR) AND APTT
- GLUCOSE AND HbA1C
- URIC ACID
- IRON AND IBC
- VITAMIN B12
- IgG, A, M
- Rheumatoid factor
- IgE (RAST)
- MSU URINE TEST
This is not an exhaustive list, for the complete range give us a call or email: email@example.com
We provide same day result for patients taking warfarin by phone or text.
It is also possible to have your blood test result digitally by using our Fidelity card web system.
If you have any physical impairment and you are not able to come to us we can come to you with our home service available by appointment.
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