fasting blood sample

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fasting blood sample

A laboratory specimen obtained after the patient has abstained from eating for a minimum of 8 hours.

Patient care

Fasting samples are used to gauge lipid levels and blood sugar, e.g., in the diagnosis and evaluation of diabetes mellitus or hypercholesterolemia.

Synonym: fasting blood draw; fasting blood test
See also: sample
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Fasting blood samples were collected using disposable sterile syringes.
Fasting blood samples were drawn the next day and sent to PMRC research laboratory where they were checked using Microlab 200 Merck.
Although their presence may not be apparent from a fasting blood sample, postprandial lipoproteins can still be a critically important instigator of vascular disease.
The fasting blood samples were collected in laboratory and submitted there for lab analysis (Roche E-170 Vitamin B12 "ECLIA").
Fasting blood samples were taking from a subgroup of the population at baseline and week 6 (predicted peak of pollen) to determine serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E concentrations and regulatory T cell percentages.
1) That statement follows the consensus recommendation that has been implemented in Denmark since 2009 and in the United Kingdom since 2014, (2,3) whereas in the United States, the most recent 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline (4) does not require fasting blood samples for estimation of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk, but the guideline recommends a fasting lipid panel to calculate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) before initiating statin treatment, and for individuals with non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (non-HDLC) of 220 mg/dL or greater (to convert to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.
Fasting blood samples of the participants were analyzed for serum sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting insulin levels.
Furthermore, the researchers took fasting blood samples, in which they determined various markers for insulin resistance and inflammation.
Fasting blood samples were taken at baseline and at the end of the two weeks of intervention.
At the end of the weeklong study period, there were significant differences between the two groups' fasting blood samples, oral glucose tests and abdominal fat.
Prior to commencement and again after six months of intervention, fasting blood samples were collected measuring total cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol.
The survey data covered a cross-sectional sample of 3,125 youths who had fasting blood samples taken for lipid testing.