Blood Draw Participant Instructions
Learn more about your blood draw experience:
Blood Chemistry Instructions
If you are planning to participate in the Blood Chemistry Analysis Blood Screening (Chem-24), remember that you should fast for at least 10-12 hours, but no more than 16 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. During the fasting period, drink only water and take all prescribed medications. Avoid excessive exercise prior to your blood draw appointment. Contact your physician with any medical concerns regarding fasting. After your blood draw, complimentary snacks will be provided for you.
Fasting is not required for the CBC, PSA, or A1c blood screenings.
Participants With Diabetes
If you have diabetes and will be having your blood chemistry analysis done, please eat normally and take all medications, including any diabetic medications. Do not fast! Your test results may show elevated levels of glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides due to non-fasting.
Fasting will affect blood chemistry screening results. It is important that you do not alter any medications after you receive your results. Have the results interpreted by your physician.
You should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration! After the blood draw, complimentary snacks are provided for you.
We encourage all of our health fair participants to share the results of your blood screening with your physician during your next annual appointment.
Results from blood drawn during the dates above will be available for pick up at the health fair on April 13.
Unavailable to pick up your results at the Health Fair on April 13? Results not picked up will be mailed to participants within two weeks. If you do not receive your results in two weeks, please call (970) 593-6074.
If any of your health fair screenings result in an abnormal range, you will be referred to your own physician or another physician if you do not have your own.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, call (800) 230-CARE, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.