Numerous blood tests require fasting for up to 12 hours before the test, including lipid profile, renal function panel, glucose level, chem 7, basic metabolic profile, comprehensive metabolic profile and vitamin B-12, sa... More »

Metabolic profiles often require fasting, according to Adams Memorial Hospital. Other fasting blood tests include glucose testing, the renal function panel, and the lipid profile. When fasting for these tests, patients a... More »

Patients can drink small amounts of water while fasting for blood work, according to St. Michael's Hospital. Fasting prior to blood work is necessary when a patient has fasting glucose, fasting triglycerides, fasting lip... More »

Metabolic profiles often require fasting, according to Adams Memorial Hospital. Other fasting blood tests include glucose testing, the renal function panel, and the lipid profile. When fasting for these tests, patients a... More »

A Chem 14 blood test, also called a comprehensive metabolic panel, is a group of 14 tests used to check organ function and monitor certain health conditions. A Chem 14 measures blood levels of sodium, potassium, chloride... More »

Blood glucose tests and cholesterol tests require patients to avoid eating or drinking anything except water for 8 hours before the test, unless directed otherwise by a doctor, as stated by Geisinger Medical Laboratories... More »

A liver profile blood test, also known as an LFT, is used to determine if the liver has damage or to see if it is inflamed, according to WebMD. An LFT is ordered during routine blood tests. More »