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Do you need to fast for a lithium level blood draw?

Postby bepp » Wed May 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Having my first one, wasn't sure if I needed to fast or not
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Re: Do you need to fast for a lithium level blood draw?

Postby crazymonkey » Wed May 09, 2012 11:53 pm

You do not need to fast. Just don't take your lithium the morning of your blood work. When the blood test is done, you can take your morning dose.
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Re: Do you need to fast for a lithium level blood draw?

Postby bpzippo » Wed May 09, 2012 11:54 pm

Ditto what crazymonkey said...and the earlier in the morning you go, the better!

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Re: Do you need to fast for a lithium level blood draw?

Postby bepp » Thu May 10, 2012 12:38 am

Sweet, thanks:)
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