What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Taking medicine. Some medicines can cause changes in the normal values of a chemistry screen.
- Eating high-fat foods or drinking alcohol.
- Recent intravenous (IV) fluids, such as fluids given during surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine