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A fasting blood test is a blood sample taken from a person who
has not eaten for 8 to 12 hours. Usually, the blood sample
is taken early in the morning.
Examples of blood tests that may
be done after a period of fasting include fasting blood sugar (fasting plasma
glucose) and lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides).
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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