Tests and Guidelines
Following are some common blood tests, and general guidelines for avoiding food and beverages including caffeine for 8-12 hours prior to your blood test.
Amylase - Pancreatitus disorder and pancreatic disease. NO fasting.
ANA - (Antinuclear Antibody test) lupus, polymyosistis, autoimmune diseases. NO fasting.
aPTT - (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time) evaluates risk of excessive bleeding prior to a surgical procedure. NO fasting.
AIC - (Hemoglobin A1C or Glycohemoglobin) diabetes and prediabetes. NO fasting.
BMP - (Basic Metabolic Panel) diabetes and kidney disease. You may be asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to test.
CBC - (Complete Blood Count/Hemogram) general health, anemia or infections, toxic substance exposure. NO fasting.
CMP - (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel) kidneys, liver, electrolyte and acid/base balance, blood sugar and blood proteins. You may be asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to test.
Electrolytes - (Electrolyte Panel) fluids and electrolyte balance. NO fasting.
Glucose - (Fasting Blood Sugar) blood glucose level, diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Fast 8-12 hours pre-test including avoidance of caffeine.
HIV Antibody - (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV infection. NO fasting.
Lipid Profile - Coronary heart disease, stroke, blood vessel blockage, hardening of arteries. Avoid food and beverages, except water before your test.
Lyme Disease - (Lyme Antibodies Detection) exposure to Lyme disease. NO fasting.
Mono - (Mononucleosis) NO fasting.
Talk to your doctor to find to what degree does drinking coffee before blood tests affect the results. If advised to fast before your test, avoid beverages with caffeine including decaffeinated coffee.