Nothing to eat OR drink, except water.
This means you CANNOT have:
diet soda or soda
coffee or decaf coffee
candy, mints or gum
Medications should be taken as usual unless they are taken with
food or milk or if your doctor says otherwise.
How long to Fast: (before test) If testing for Lipids / Cholesterol...
If testing for Blood Sugar... 8-12 hours*
*NOTE: Fasting longer than 14 hours can cause an error in your lipid (cholesterol,
For drug levels (e.g. Digoxin, Dilantin, Tegretol, Theophylline,
Quinidine, Norpace) it is recommended that these levels be drawn
prior to the next dose for therapeutic monitoring.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Early appointments are reserved for fasting patients only.
Results are usually reported to you via mail, or a phone call from your physician or nurse. If you have not heard from your physician or nurse within 10 days please contact our office and ask for your nurse to assist you in getting a report on your tests.