The following documentation serves as a guide so that patients may clearly understand the procedures and preparations that must be followed according to the type of test(s) to be carried out.
Tips to bear in mind:
Follow the indications prior to the test (e.g. fasting) because if not properly followed the test results may be altered.
It is important to rest beforehand since tiredness and stress can alter the test results.
If you are taking medication, please let the staff know at the blood collection rooms.
Refrain from alcoholic drinks or smoking before the test.
Turn up dressed in loose and comfortable clothes to help the blood extraction procedure.
For most blood tests an 8-hour fasting is required. However, when testing lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) a 10-hour fasting is required.
You can only drink water during this time.
For routine urinary tests, the first morning sample is required.