Preparing of patients to come to the laboratory:
Precise and reliable results of laboratory tests are crucial for helping healthcare professionals in diagnosing, monitoring disease progression and selection of the right therapy for the patient. Therefore, it is essential that patients come to the laboratory well prepared to ensure the best possible outcome.
Inadequate preparation of the patient may lead to incorect results of test, making it does not coincide with the real clinical condition, undermining the usefulness of laboratory diagnosis – which leads to the impossibility of proper monitoring of the progression of the disease or generally selection of the appropriate treatment for the patient.
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Important guidelines for visiting the laboratory
Before you come to blood sample lab, it is ideal to wait at least 12 hours after your last meal to ensure that food does not affect the concentration levels of various substances in the blood, such as iron, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, proteins and other metabolites.
For the sake of accurate results, avoid intense physical activity for 24 hours before visit in order to avoid increased levels of certain enzymes, such are CK, LDH and AST. For example, 4 hours of physics activity may increase CK enzyme (creatine kinase) by up to 50%. It can take up to 7 days for these levels to return to normal, which leads to changes in creatinine, glucose, insulin secretion, cholesterol and triglycerides.
If you are a smoker, refrain from smoking for at least an hour before giving a blood sample, as the impact of tobacco on laboratory results is significant. Smoking, depending on the number of cigarettes and the amount of smoke inhaled, affects the adrenal gland and raises the lure of adrenaline. It also increases lipid parameters and increases the risk of atherosclerosis. Rest of at least 15 minutes is recommended for almost all analyses and specifically for prolactin, cortisol, ACTH and catecholamines because sampling must be performed in a state of complete relaxation and rest.
Term for results
As many components in body functions show cyclane variations due to various factors (food intake, stress, physical activity, sleep or wakefulness, day or night), so it is recommended that you adhere to the time frame from 7 am to 10 am for the sake of giving findings, in order to minimize these variations.
Patients in therapy
It is crucial for patients who are using certain therapy to inform medical staff about their treatment regimen, including any hormone therapy, vitamin supplements, anti-clotting drugs or iron supplements. For example, the consumption of iron pills (taken in the morning) when giving findings can lead to incorrect high test results. Therefore, it is advisable to talk to your doctor about the schedule of therapy before and after the findings.
Adequate hydration, i.e. consuming sufficient amounts of water throughout the day, can improve the accuracy and success of laboratory test results. It is advisable to drink about 2 liters of water in the days preceding the laboratory examination