Is fasting necessary before lipid tests?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7662 (Published 14 November 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7662

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

It may be unnecessary to fast before tests for serum lipids, say researchers from Canada. In a cross sectional analysis of more than 209 180 results, fasting times made little difference to concentrations of total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol. Concentrations of low …

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

Article access

Article access for 1 day

Purchase this article for £20 $30 €32*

The PDF version can be downloaded as your personal record

* Prices do not include VAT

THIS WEEK'S POLL