Fasting blood sugar – 8 -10 hours fasting. Lipid profile – 12 hours fasting. Most other tests can be done without fasting blood. But it is always desirable not to collect blood shortly after any meal because it can create testing problems. Blood in such cases may be collected 2 – 3 hours after last meal.
For fasting blood sugar test, do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before the blood is taken. You may drink plain water. Do not drink tea, coffee , soda or other beverages within 8 hours of blood collection. Only plain water.
You should take your regular medication, unless otherwise advised by your physician.
Blood should be collected 2 hours from starting of the meal and after taking usual medicines and meal
Higher fasting blood sugar level is mainly due to carbohydrate rich meal at bedtime or not taking enough diabetic medication.
Lack of proper sleep is also cause for increased fasting sugar level.
Sometimes the body's response to hypo glycemia is the release of counter regulatory hormones like glucagen, cortisol etc. which increases the blood sugar level.
Sometimes after carbohydrate heavy meal the body makes too much insulin that makes the post prandial blood glucose level drop below normal.
Also overdose of any drug can drastically reduce the blood sugar level.
Need to titrate the dose of medicine in such cases.
It is advised that you avoid any strenuous exercise before the blood test as it can lower your blood sugar level.
Blood sugar below 60 mg/dl is considered severely low level.
First morning sample is better for Routine urine. For urine culture, collection should be preferably done in the lab and first morning sample is not required for it. In case of any difficulty midstream urine can also be collected at home. The local skin area must be cleaned prior to collection. Samples from residences and nursing homes should be sent to the laboratory within 1 – 2 hours.
No, fasting is not necessary for Thyroid test.
Yes, we have home collection and report delivery facilities.
Yes, card payments are accepted.
Yes, reports can be sent by email or whatsapp if requested.