Fasting Specimen Collection

Glucose tolerance, fasting glucose, lipid profiles and cholesterol orders

Your provider has ordered a test that requires a 12-hour period of fasting before your blood is drawn.

  1. Do not eat or drink anything except plain water the 12 hours before you have your blood drawn.
  2. Avoid smoking, breath mints and gum chewing prior to having your blood drawn.
  3. Take any medications ordered by your provider, but do not follow any food-related instructions for the medication. Refer to these instructions instead.