Comberton & Eversden Surgeries

58 Green End, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DY

Fasting Blood Tests

Fasting glucose

Non- Diabetic patients – fast for 12 hours prior to test

Diabetic patients (insulin) – fast for 10 hours prior to test.

Have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured). Unless otherwise instructed, you should continue to take your medication as normal.

Fasting Lipids

Non-Diabetic patients – fast for 14 hours prior to test

Diabetic patients (tablets) –  fast for 12 hours prior to test

Diabetic patients (insulin) – fast for 10 hours prior to test

Have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured). Unless otherwise instructed, you should continue to take your medication as normal.

Homocysteine

Do not eat meat for 12 hours prior to the test

Glucose tolerance test

Have nothing to eat and only drink plain water (unflavoured) for a period of 12 Hours prior to the test. Unless otherwise instructed, you should continue to take your medication as normal.

After the first blood test you will be given a glucose drink. You rest and fast for a further 2 hours then have a second blood test.