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