ARE LABS FASTING OR NON-FASTING AND HOW OFTEN DO I NEED THEM?
Yearly labs should be taken before 9 am, fasting from midnight the night before as they contain sugars, cortisol AND cholesterol. Armour thyroid, testosterone troches and biest (estrogen) troches should be taken as usual in the morning and labs should be drawn about 2-3 hours after those morning medications in order to get the best peak blood levels. If only hormone levels and thyroid levels are being obtained, then there is no need to fast. **ALL LABS TAKE APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS.