How long must I be “fasting” for the blood test?

Before your health assessment:

  1. Do not eat or drink anything, except water, for at least 8 hours before your scheduled appointment. (You must be fasting this length of time for the blood test to be accurate.
  2. Please drink plenty of water as it will help in locating a vein for the cholesterol test.
  3. Wear loose clothing around arms to facilitate evaluation procedure.
  4. Please take any prescribed medications ordered by your physician with water only. If you are a diabetic and are taking medications, schedule your assessment early and refrain from taking your medication until your blood work has been drawn.
  5. Fill complete and bring any required paperwork with you the day of the health assessment.
    6. Please notify the staff if you are pregnant prior to the assessment.

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1. Are my health assessment results released to my employer?
2. Can my health assessment information be shared with my doctor?
3. Can my spouse or significant other participate?
4. How do I sign up?
5. How long does a health assessment last?
6. How long must I be “fasting” for the blood test?
7. If I am out of the office and/or unable to attend any of the health assessment dates, what can I do?
8. Is there a special dress code for a wellness check?
9. What can I do to get the most accurate body fat percent reading at the assessment?
10. What does a health assessment include?
11. What if I just went to my doctor for my physical, can I still participate in the health assessment?
12. What is a health assessment?
13. When will I receive the results of my health assessment?