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Is this a fasting blood test?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by pinkpixie2478, May 12, 2022.

  1. pinkpixie2478

    pinkpixie2478 · Newbie

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    I am having a blood test tomorrow and looking at the form, it doesn't say if it's fasting or not.

    Amongst other things I have:
    (GLX) Glucose (Fluoride)
    (FLIP) Lipid Profile

    Anyone know? I've tried googling GLX but get no results relating to anything called GLX!
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    If you are having a full lipid profile then it's best to water only fast for 12-14 hours beforehand to get a "clean" reading.

    That's assuming you care about your cholesterol levels.
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    yes it is! I am certain that it would have stated on the request form to be a non fasting test!
     
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Well, technically, yes. In practice, as long as the GP knows that the blood glucose is fasting, they should be able to interpret it OK.
     
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