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Cholesterol Tests (cont.)

Cholesterol Tests Preparation

Fasting allows proper interpretation of blood lipid levels. You will be instructed to not eat or drink anything (except for water) for 14 hours before the blood is drawn. You should not drink alcohol for 48 hours prior to the test.

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