Alcohol before a cholesterol test

16 Aug 2013 Accurate cholesterol test results are an important factor in determining your risk for heart disease. Avoid alcohol before a cholesterol check You may also be told not to drink alcohol or not to smoke before your test. drink water for 10 to 12 hours before having blood cholesterol tests (lipid profile)

12 Mar 2014 Cholesterol and triglyceride tests are blood tests that measure the total amount of Do not drink alcohol or exercise strenuously before the test

17 Jan 2014 As Tim and I mentioned before I cannot stress how important Can you just clarify that your cholesterol test was a fasting one Did you Alcohol also affects results so even a glass of wine with evening meal the night before 5 Jan 2012 Your doctor will instruct you to avoid eating or drinking anything for 9 to 12 hours before the test (water is permitted). For cholesterol testing, the 1 Feb 2012 Learn about the medical test Cholesterol and Triglycerides Tests. Includes why Do not drink alcohol or exercise strenuously before the test

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The test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum. You must fast for 9-12 hours before the test, and only water should be drunk during You can help ensure your cholesterol test39s accuracy. ice cream cone or other high-calorie foods in the weeks before a cholesterol test to avoid artificially high numbers. Excess alcohol intake raises your triglyceride levels and HDL levels

7 Jan 2011 When a doctor orders a cholesterol test, patients are told to fast at least 12 hours before blood is draw. This means no eating or drinking for the Incidentally, although eating before the test doesn39t affect total cholesterol or HDL so you shouldn39t drink alcohol for 24 hours before a fasting cholesterol test