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Blood Test For Thyroid Issues - Can I Drink?

Hi,

This more than likely is the wrong forum, but I could not find a more suitable one.

On Friday I am having a blood test to determine whether I have a thyroid disorder, I am just wondering what the situation is on drinking alcohol the night before a blood test. I would presume it would not be recommended as it would thin and contaminate the blood, correct?
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You should fast 14 hours before the test and drink a lot of water !
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231441_tn?1333896366
Hi,

Thyroid tests don't require fasting.

Recommended  not to drink alcohol the night before though.

Lipid profile and fasting blood glucose do.

Best wishes
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I've always been told to fast for 8 hours prior to my thyroid tests and nothing has ever been said about alcohol, but I usually don't drink the night before.  I've also been told not take meds prior to blood work.  
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Now this is interesting..I have only heard fast for my Cholesterol 12 hours only water..Nothing bout Fasting for thyroid blood test, does it make a difference to the test?  I Haven't heard dont drink before a test, but i probably wouldn't..
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I have never had to fast for a thyroid test (dealing with it for 15yrs now), but I guess every hospital is different. I have never even been told NOT to take my medication before getting lab work for thyroid levels.

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I've always been told that taking thyroid med prior to testing can skew the tests, especially if you are on a T3 med, such as cytomel, (I am) because it works very fast and my levels might be higher if I've taken my med than they would otherwise.  I don't go to a hospital for my tests.  I get a lab order from my doctor and go to a lab.  Both the lab and my doctor have given these instructions, so that's what I do.  
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Yes it it might depend on what meds your on as well, im only on T4 med.
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