Comberton & Eversden Surgeries

58 Green End, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DY

Fasting Blood Tests

Fasting glucose

Non- Diabetic patients – 12 hours prior to test.

Diabetic patients (Insulin) – 10 hours prior to test.

The patient must have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured). Unless otherwise instructed, patients should continue to take their medication as normal.

Fasting Lipids

Non-Diabetic patients – 14 hours prior to test

Diabetic patients (Tablets) – 12 hours prior to test

Diabetic patients (Insulin) – 10 hours prior to test

The patient must have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured). Unless otherwise instructed, patients should continue to take their medication as normal.

Homocysteine

No Meat for 12 hours – all patients.

Glucose tolerance test

All patients must have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured), for a period of 12 Hours. Unless otherwise instructed, patients should continue to take their medication as normal.

A blood test will be taken, and a glucose drink consumed.

The patient then remains inactive in the waiting room, fasting for a further two hours. A second blood test is taken, then the test is complete.