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3 Hour Glucose Test Fasting Rules

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  1. test_positive

    I am due to have the above tests soon and neither form says they need to be fasting tests. Does anyone know if they need to be or not? I don't want to have the tests as non-fasting only to find out I need to have them re-done later.
    Thank you.

  2. l0vaduck

    test_positive said:
    I am due to have the above tests soon and neither form says they need to be fasting tests. Does anyone know if they need to be or not? I don't want to have the tests as non-fasting only to find out I need to have them re-done later.
    Thank you. HbA1c, no.
    Full lipid count, yes. This is the one that tells you the LDL and HDL.
    Total lipids - no. This is the one that just tells you total cholesterol.

  3. ButtterflyLady

    I had my 3-monthly tests done this week, and I asked the doctor if they needed to be fasting, and she said no need to fast.
    However, it is best to do what they say, because their tests may be different to others. I got the impression from my doc that the particular lab they use does non-fasting tests, maybe due to the type of technology they use. Also, NZ is probably different to the UK in testing equipment/methods.
    I always ask them when they order the tests.

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