Should Fast Before The Lab Check?
Afternoon, I want to ask to check the HB lab and urine is required to fast?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Some laboratory examinations suggest a previous fast that aims to get accurate results. Fasting is generally done during the previous 8-12 hours. That is because some substances contained in food can be up to the blood, causing levels to increase in the blood. Fasting helps control this possibility so that the examination results obtained are more optimal.
Some checks that need to do fasting include:
1. Blood sugar
2. Lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides)
For routine hemoglobin and urine checks, there is no need to fast beforehand. Therefore you can immediately do the inspection without fasting before.
That's all, hope you can help