Lab Test

How to prepare for a lab test


You can help us in making sure that your lab results are accurate and reliable by doing the following. 

  • Follow instructions, if there are any, to prepare for the specific test you are having performed.
  • Inform your doctor of any medications (including vitamins and supplements) you are taking. 
  • One of the more common types of preparation required for testing is fasting for several hours before the test or even overnight. 
  • Examples of some common laboratory tests that require advance preparation include fasting blood glucose and serum lipids