Fasting blood test -- can I drink herbal tea?

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Sep 2011
7:38pm, 28 Sep 2011
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sallykate
I'm having a fasting blood test tomorrow @ 1020 am. Can I drink herbal tea in the morning or is it really just water?

And yes, I did ask the doctor but she reacted as though it was the first time anyone had asked her (she did seem to be about 12) and didn't give me a very good answer...so I'm hoping someone else will either say I can or say I can't in a manner which convinces me.
Sep 2011
7:40pm, 28 Sep 2011
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Garfield
I'm not sure to tell the truth but thought it would be just water.
Sep 2011
7:40pm, 28 Sep 2011
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JohnnyO
What is the test for (if it isn't too personal)?
I can't imagine it would matter much.
Sep 2011
7:44pm, 28 Sep 2011
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Puffing Bertie
I have had fasting blood tests and not been allowed to drink anything other than sips of water, but maybe it depends what the test is for, mine was for impaired blood sugar level........it came back ok (for now :-) )
Sep 2011
7:45pm, 28 Sep 2011
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sallykate
Eliminating diabetes as the cause of numbness & pins & needles in my fingers and toes. Also checking for anaemia.

4.5ml EDTA (FBC), plasma fluoride (glucose (fasting)) and serum (renal profile (+eGFR) is what the form says.
Sep 2011
7:51pm, 28 Sep 2011
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JohnnyO
Herbal tea will be fine, as long as there is no sugar secreted in it.
Sep 2011
8:00pm, 28 Sep 2011
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sallykate
thank you :-) especially on behalf of my family who may get a slightly less grumpy person tomorrow morning!
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8:03pm, 28 Sep 2011
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JohnnyO
:)

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