Starts preparing for a blood test 1-2 days before the procedure. Eliminate from the diet alcohol and fatty foods. Before donating blood, please refrain from any physical activity. If you were any radiation tests (radiographic, ultrasonic, etc.), reflexology, massage or physiotherapy, take your time and wait 1-2 days. Refrain from Smoking one hour before the tests. Note also that a blood test should be in the same medical facility. So all results will be tallied on a single performance.
Preparation for blood test also includes certain requirements in respect of the supply. Experts recommend a blood test to take on an empty stomach (after the last meal should take at least 8 hours). You can drink a small amount of water (just water, tea or coffee will already be irrelevant). In the determination of lipoproteins, cholesterol donate blood should after only 12-14 hours after a meal. And to correctly determine the level of uric acid, it is recommended to follow a special diet: eliminate from the diet purine-rich foods – liver, kidney, fish, tea and coffee.
Strictly on an empty stomach to donate blood, that is after 15 or more hours after a meal, it is recommended that upon receipt of the biochemical parameters (cholesterol, VLDL, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, etc.). While preparing for a General blood test involves following the same guidelines.
Women of reproductive age in preparation for the blood test, you also need to consider some physiological factors, including phase of the menstrual cycle. The phase cycle is necessary to specify before taking the blood test for sex hormones. This analysis should take place on certain days of the cycle: 3-5 days LH, FSH; 5-7 - estradiol; 7-9 — testosterone; 21-23 - prolactin. Pregnant women must inform the doctor the current term.
Donate blood at rest. If you hurry into the treatment room, sit down and relax for 20-30 minutes. Make sure that the doctor uses disposable needles, and testing takes place in sterile conditions. Those who can't stand the sight or smell of blood, it is recommended to relax and close my eyes. Do not RUB or pinch the injection site. Rather lightly applied with a cotton swab and hold it for 3-5 minutes. With the appearance of a bruise apply a small amount of iodine around the site of injection.