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A question about the 28 week routine blood test...

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mad4mybaby Tue 07-Oct-08 15:12:14

Im 33 weeks so obv had it few weeks ago, however i was looking through my notes at the back and it says that it was a fasting blood test but no one told me to fast so i didnt....

was it supposed to be fasting as a general rule?

i didnt have a fasting one with ds1

gem1981 Tue 07-Oct-08 15:26:49

i thought you only had to fast if you were having a glucose tolerance test for diabetes.

i didn't fast

mad4mybaby Tue 07-Oct-08 15:27:48

i thought that was the case, just dont understand why on the resukts sheet thing it said it was a fasting test!

EachPeachPearMum Tue 07-Oct-08 15:34:58

I have mine next week- haven't been told to fast!

emmanbump Tue 07-Oct-08 17:04:42

I had mine today. I wasn't told to fast. Normally the person taking your blood asks if you have eaten or drank anything within the last two hours and mark this on your form.

Don't think there is any need for a GTT unless you have high BP, have something in a previous blood or urine sample to suggest that it is checked.

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