going for your health screening, please call to make an appointment with
your selected panel clinic.
- You are
required to fast before having
a blood test.
- Do not eat or
drink anything (except water) for at least 12 hours before you go to
the panel clinic.
- Do not
smoke, chew gum or exercise.
- After the
specimen is collected, you may resume normal diet.
- Most people
find it convenient to stop eating and drinking in the evening and to
arrive at the panel clinic early in the next morning.
- The best
time to have a pap smear is when you are not menstruating.
- 2 days prior
to the test, avoid intercourse, douches, vaginal medications (except as
directed by your doctor), vaginal contraceptives such as birth control
foams, creams or jellies.
- Schedule the
test for a time when your breasts are least likely to be tender. Usually
during the week after your menstrual period.
using deodorant, lotions, powders, cream or perfumes under your arms
or on your breast as metallic particles could be visible on your
mammogram and cause confusion.
- Consider an
over the counter pain medication if you find that having a mammogram is
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