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Can i have ice tea prior to blood test?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: My name is XXXXXXX I am having blood work and I have crappy veins. Instead of drinking a lot of water can you have iced tea?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
any fluids will help

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You have problem giving blood and your lab as suggested drinking lots of water before testing. You can use any fluids as long as it is not a highly sugary drink. black coffee or tea without splenda or other artificial sweetener will do. The high sugary drinks may artificially elevate your blood sugar prior to testing.

I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (6 minutes later)
Thank you you answered my question.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Your welcome

Detailed Answer:
Your welcome and best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can i have ice tea prior to blood test?

Brief Answer: any fluids will help Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You have problem giving blood and your lab as suggested drinking lots of water before testing. You can use any fluids as long as it is not a highly sugary drink. black coffee or tea without splenda or other artificial sweetener will do. The high sugary drinks may artificially elevate your blood sugar prior to testing. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions