Monday, May 27

Top 9 Things You Should NEVER Do Before a Blood Test

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1. Smoking

Who would have thought about cigarettes before a blood test? Well, most smokers enjoy having a cigarette first thing in the morning or with a cup of coffee. However, if you’re going to give some urine samples or a blood test, it is very important to avoid smoking at all costs, at least 1 hour before the test!

If you’re still unsure of the reasons why you shouldn’t be smoking before giving a blood sample in the morning, we’ll explain them to you. Blood test results can be significantly impacted by using tobacco products in general.

Generally speaking, smoking is linked to abnormally high numbers of hemoglobin, white blood cells, and red blood cells.

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2 thoughts on “Top 9 Things You Should NEVER Do Before a Blood Test”

  1. I’ve only heard of some of the suggestions when fasting was necessary. I was told for most tests you want things as normal as possible so they can see what your levels are under normal circumstances.

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