No. Previously, completing this test required 8 hours of fasting. We have removed this requirement and you no longer need to fast before collecting your sample. We made this change based on current guidelines from the American College of Cardiology that state that a non-fasting lipid panel is appropriate for most patients. In the rare instance that you may need to have a fasting lipid panel done, your clinician will discuss it with you during your consultation.
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