Research News

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

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 …

Sign in

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe