Fasting blood test

Fasting blood test

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

Your doctor has requested a fasting blood test for you.

For accurate results you need to fast for at least 10 hours and not more than 16 hours before your blood test.

Fasting includes:

  • No smoking
  • No eating

– No lollies, no chewing gum (including sugar-free chewing gum)

  • Do not drink

– No coffee or tea (even without milk or sugar), no fruit juice, no milk, no lemonade, no alcohol, no flavoured or carbonated water

You may drink plain water, unless you’re doctor has advised you otherwise

You should continue to take your medications unless your doctor has advised you not to.