Do you have to fast for a basic metabolic panel?

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Updated: 26th November 2019

Other blood tests that require fasting. People may be asked to fast for: Basic or comprehensive metabolic tests: Tests for blood sugar, electrolyte balance, and kidney function. Typically, people will be asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours before having one of these tests.

Also asked, what types of blood tests require fasting?

For example, measurements of kidney, liver, and thyroid function, as well as blood counts, are not influenced by fasting. However, fasting is required before commonly ordered tests for glucose (blood sugar) and triglycerides (part of the cholesterol, or lipid, panel) for accurate results.
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