Fasting Specimen Collection
Glucose tolerance, fasting glucose, lipid profiles and cholesterol orders
Your provider has ordered a test that requires a 12-hour period of fasting before your blood is drawn.
- Do not eat or drink anything except plain water the 12 hours before you have your blood drawn.
- Avoid smoking, breath mints and gum chewing prior to having your blood drawn.
- Take any medications ordered by your provider, but do not follow any food-related instructions for the medication. Refer to these instructions instead.