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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