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  • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Ensures the best resting pulse
  • Stay hydrated
    • Drink a glass of water 1 hour before the exam
    • Makes for an easier blood draw
  • Document medications
    • Prescription and over-the-counter medications including vitamins, herbs and supplements
  • Notify of any past blood draw issues
    • So the examiner can be prepared and bring a smaller needle if necessary


  • Consume salt/high-cholesterol (24 hours prior)
    • May affect exam results
  • Do any strenuous exercise (12 hours prior)
    • Working out excessively may release protein into the urine and elevate liver function tests
  • Drink alcoholic beverages (12 or more hours prior)
    • Alcohol may cause dehydration and liver function test elevation
  • Use nicotine or caffeine (1 hour prior at least)
    • Both are stimulants and may elevate heart rate.
    • Black coffee is is acceptable up to 1 hour before the exam