What are the preparation instructions for my lipid test?
Lipid Clinic Patient Instructions
·You should fast (nothing to eat or drink except water) for 12 to 14 hours prior to your appointment. This includes chewinggum and candy.
·We will be drawing the specimen from your finger; drinking water the morning of your visit will be helpful for this process. We will obtain cholesterol and liver enzymes only. We do not have the capability to process other lab tests in our office.
·We will review the results of your tests during your visit and can send those results to your primary provider.
·It is extremely important that you bring an accurate list of your current medications and the dosages with you to your appointment.
·Taking your medications on the morning of your test will not impact the test results. However, if you prefer you may take your medications with a meal after your visit rather than on an empty stomach.