How to Prepare for Your High Cholesterol Doctor Visit

Screening for high cholesterol involves a blood test. Here is some patient education information on steps you can take to make sure you have the most accurate reading.

  • Before a blood test, it is important to fast prior to the test so that proper levels can be obtained.
  • No food or beverage (other than water) should be consumed for 12-hours prior to the test.
  • Abstain from alcoholic beverages for two days before the test.