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How long should I wait before an insulin blood test if I’m taking hormones?Updated 7 months ago

If you are taking hormones, please take note of the following suggested time frame of collection. Failure to collect within these recommended periods may result in false high or low results.

  • Pills, Gels, Creams, Sprays: allow 12 to 24 hours from your last dose before your blood test. 
  • Troches, Sublinguals (under the tongue): allow 36 hours from your last dose before your blood test. 
  • Patches: allow 24-48 hours from the patch application before your blood test. 
  • Injections/ Pellets: schedule your blood test at a midpoint between injections or pellet insertions.
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