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I Am Seeing A New Primary Care Doctor And Will Be Having A Yearly Physical With Him Will I Have To Fast
Or Will He Give Me A Lab Slip
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  So, typically a doctor's office prior to a physical will touch base with you.  Sometimes they give you paper work ahead of time as well.  A lab  blood draw is important to know if you have.  So, please give the office a call to know if this is going to be done at your appointment or separately.  You may not have a 'slip' but you need to know the proper procedure.  Fasting for blood work related to checking for glucose and diabetes warrants fasting for at least 8 hours and most doctors will say 12 hours.  And blood work will also look at other things like your lipid profile or possibly metabolic profile as well.  https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/fasting-blood-tests#1  But you want to know when the blood draw is so you can plan accordingly.  You don't want to fast for no reason to find out your blood draw is a separate time and you don't want to have to do it a second time because you didn't fast.  
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