What to do before you get a blood test?

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Print off the requisition form that is uploaded within 48hrs into your secure portal and bring it to any Quest lab. Be sure to bring your ID. 
  2. They will draw blood, so grabbing some drink or food after the draw will help bring your blood sugar back up. Take your time going anywhere after the draw.
  3. We will receive your results in about a 5-10 business days and you’ll get your report shortly after that uploaded into your secure portal.

For the Blood Test:

 Be sure to follow the below for accurate results:

  1. Be sure to fast for 12 hours before blood is drawn. You will need to go in the morning before 10 am.
  2. We suggest refraining from taking vitamins for 48 hours before the test to get an accurate result. *For example, taking vitamin D the day before can elevate blood levels*. Continue to take any and all prescribed medication by your doctor. *This is not medical information and you should ask your doctor if you’re concerned*
  3. Refrain from drinking alcohol the night or two before.
  4. Refrain from drinking juices like pomegranate, tart cherry juice and beetroot.
  5. Do not exercise at all before the test in the morning.
  6. Try to only exercise lightly (or not at all if this is an option) the day before the test.
  7. Maintain good hydration for the 48 hours prior to the test.

Going to Quest:

You can walk into any Quest lab or you can make an appointment here: https://secure.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/psc/jsp/SearchLocation.do