PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE BLOOD TEST

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE BLOOD TEST

Read below what you need to know to perform your exams
in the microbiology lab ‘Bioxoros’

Read below what you need to know to perform your exams
in the microbiology lab ‘Bioxoros’

TIPS

TYPE OF TEST

BIOCHEMICAL TESTS

ATHEROGENIC INDEX:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

AMMONIA:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

APOLIPOPROTEINS:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

TOTAL CALCIUM (Ca):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

LACTIC ACID (LAC):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

GLYCAGON (GLYCA):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

GLUCOSE (GLU):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed at any time of the day.

Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c): Affected by aspirin.

CREATININE:
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

HOMOCYSTINE:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

IRON (Fe):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

TRANSAMINASES (SGOT & SGPT):
The examinee must be fasting before
blood sampling.

 
 

TRIGLYCERIDES (TG):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited
for 72 hours.

FERRITINE:
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

FROCTOZAMINE:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

FOLIC ACID:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

PHOSPHOLIPIDS:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

COPPER (Cu):
Antiepileptic and estrogenic medication is not allowed before the blood sampling. Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am).

BOLY TOTAL (T-Bil):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL (T-CHO), HDL, LDL, VLDL: Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

PROTHROMBINE TIME (PT),
PART (ARTT), (PTT):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

ZINC (Zn):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

Pseudocholinesterase (CHE):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

HORMONAL YESYS

PLASMA ADRENALINE:
Fasting and non-smoking for 4 hours before blood sampling.

ALDOSTERONE:
It is not recommended to take diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives in the period of 15-35 days before blood sampling.

ANTIODURETIC HORMONE (ADH):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

GROWTH HORMONE (GH):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

GASTRINI:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

D4 ANDROSTENDION (D4A):
Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am) and the first 5 or the last 15 days of the cycle.

THYROXINE (T4) & FREE (FT4):
Fasting before blood sampling.

INSULIN (INS):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

CALCITONIN (CT):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

PARATHORMONE (PTH):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

PROLACTIN (PRL):
The blood sample should be taken in the morning (6-9 am) and the patient should have woken up at least 2 hours before.

RENIN:
It is not recommended to take caffeine, diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives one day before the blood sampling.

Cortical adrenal hormone (ACTH):
Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am).

UROLOGICAL TESTS

17 OHCS:
It is not recommended to take antibiotics.

24 HOUR VMA:
It is not recommended to consume Nuts, Citrus & Bananas and all products containing caffeine for 14 days before the test.

24 HOUR ADRENALINE:
It is not recommended to consume Aspirin, Vitamin B, Diamine, Caffeine, Dopamine for 14 days before the test.

24 HOUR ALDOSTERONE:
It is not recommended to consume diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives for 15-35 days.

2 HOUR CALCIUM:
It is recommended to consume dairy products the day before the sampling. For at least 3 days before the day of blood sampling it is not recommended to consume calcium and hormones related to osteoporosis.

URINE ANALYSIS AND URINE CULTURE:
Very good cleanliness of the genitals is required. Then collect urine (preferably during the morning) from the urine medium in the special sterile container that can be obtained from the pharmacy. The sample must be delivered to the laboratory no later than one hour after collection.

24 HOUR CATECHOLAMINS:
It is not advisable to consume the following for 3 days before the test: Hypertension, Smoking, Alcoholic Beverages & Nuts, Sweets, Cheese, Citrus & Bananas, Soft Drinks and all products containing caffeine.

24 HOUR CORTIZOL:
It is not recommended to consume antibiotics for at least 2 days before the day of collection.

24 HOUR METANEPHRINS:
It is not recommended to consume the following for 48 hours before the test: Antibiotics, Aspirin, Vitamin B, Diamine, Caffeine, Dopamine. The sample must be delivered to the laboratory no later than one hour after collection.

24 HOUR TAIL:
All urinations up to the 1st urination of the second day are collected in the special sterile container that you can get from the pharmacy. Caution: The first morning urination of the first day is not collected. Fasting is required from the previous night. Necessary to drink water before going to bed (1-2 glasses).

SPERM TEST (semen analysis)

The collection of the sample is done after an abstinence of 1-3 days by masturbation using a plastic container (urine collector) with a wide mouth (all the material is collected). Alternatively the collection can be done after sexual intercourse with the use of special condoms. Common condoms should be avoided. The intermittent intercourse should also be avoided due to the possibility of losing the first sample of the sperm.

The sample must reach the laboratory within 45 minutes after collection. Avoid extreme temperature values (below 10c and above 30c) during transport to the laboratory.

The initial assessment requires at least 2 samples taken in a period of not less than 7 days and not more than 3 months (WHO directive).

TYPE OF TEST

BIOCHEMICAL TESTS

TIPS

ATHEROGENIC INDEX:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

AMMONIA:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

APOLIPOPROTEINS:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

TOTAL CALCIUM (Ca):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

LACTIC ACID (LAC):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

GLYCAGON (GLYCA):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

GLUCOSE (GLU):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.
Blood sampling is performed at any time of the day.

Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c): Affected by aspirin.

CREATININE:
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

HOMOCYSTINE:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

IRON (Fe):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

TRANSAMINASES (SGOT & SGPT):
The examinee must be fasting before
blood sampling.

TRIGLYCERIDES (TG):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited
for 72 hours.

FERRITINE:
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

FROCTOZAMINE:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

FOLIC ACID:
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

PHOSPHOLIPIDS:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

COPPER (Cu):
Antiepileptic and estrogenic medication is not allowed before the blood sampling. Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am).

BOLY TOTAL (T-Bil):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL (T-CHO), HDL, LDL, VLDL: Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

PROTHROMBINE TIME (PT),
PART (ARTT), (PTT):
Fasting for 2 hours before blood sampling.

ZINC (Zn):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

Pseudocholinesterase (CHE):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

HORMONAL YESYS

TIPS

PLASMA ADRENALINE:
Fasting and non-smoking for 4 hours before blood sampling.

ALDOSTERONE:
It is not recommended to take diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives in the period of 15-35 days before blood sampling.

ANTIODURETIC HORMONE (ADH):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

GROWTH HORMONE (GH):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling.

GASTRINI:
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

D4 ANDROSTENDION (D4A):
Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am) and the first 5 or the last 15 days of the cycle.

THYROXINE (T4) & FREE (FT4):
Fasting before blood sampling.

INSULIN (INS):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

CALCITONIN (CT):
Fasting for 8 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

PARATHORMONE (PTH):
Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling. Blood sampling is performed in the morning.

PROLACTIN (PRL):
The blood sample should be taken in the morning (6-9 am) and the patient should have woken up at least 2 hours before.

RENIN:
It is not recommended to take caffeine, diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives one day before the blood sampling.

Cortical adrenal hormone (ACTH):
Blood sampling should be done in the morning (6-9 am).

UROLOGICAL TESTS

TIPS

17 OHCS:
It is not recommended to take antibiotics.

24 HOUR VMA:
It is not recommended to consume Nuts, Citrus & Bananas and all products containing caffeine for 14 days before the test.

24 HOUR ADRENALINE:
It is not recommended to consume Aspirin, Vitamin B, Diamine, Caffeine, Dopamine for 14 days before the test.

24 HOUR ALDOSTERONE:
It is not recommended to consume diuretics, estrogens and antihypertensives for 15-35 days.

2 HOUR CALCIUM:
It is recommended to consume dairy products the day before the sampling. For at least 3 days before the day of blood sampling it is not recommended to consume calcium and hormones related to osteoporosis.

URINE ANALYSIS AND URINE CULTURE:
Very good cleanliness of the genitals is required. Then collect urine (preferably during the morning) from the urine medium in the special sterile container that can be obtained from the pharmacy. The sample must be delivered to the laboratory no later than one hour after collection.

24 HOUR CATECHOLAMINS:
It is not advisable to consume the following for 3 days before the test: Hypertension, Smoking, Alcoholic Beverages & Nuts, Sweets, Cheese, Citrus & Bananas, Soft Drinks and all products containing caffeine.

24 HOUR CORTIZOL:
It is not recommended to consume antibiotics for at least 2 days before the day of collection.

24 HOUR METANEPHRINS:
It is not recommended to consume the following for 48 hours before the test: Antibiotics, Aspirin, Vitamin B, Diamine, Caffeine, Dopamine. The sample must be delivered to the laboratory no later than one hour after collection.

24 HOUR TAIL:
All urinations up to the 1st urination of the second day are collected in the special sterile container that you can get from the pharmacy. Caution: The first morning urination of the first day is not collected. Fasting is required from the previous night. Necessary to drink water before going to bed (1-2 glasses).

SPERM TEST (semen analysis)

TIPS

The collection of the sample is done after an abstinence of 1-3 days by masturbation using a plastic container (urine collector) with a wide mouth (all the material is collected). Alternatively the collection can be done after sexual intercourse with the use of special condoms. Common condoms should be avoided. The intermittent intercourse should also be avoided due to the possibility of losing the first sample of the sperm.

The sample must reach the laboratory within 45 minutes after collection. Avoid extreme temperature values (below 10c and above 30c) during transport to the laboratory.

The initial assessment requires at least 2 samples taken in a period of not less than 7 days and not more than 3 months (WHO directive).

For further information please call 2410.41.56.36 for Neapoli
and 2410.66.12.99 for Averof during working days/hours.

Working days/hours: Monday to Friday 07:00 – 14:00, Saturday (only Neapoli) 08:00-12:30,
Evening hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 18:00-20:00.

For further information please call 2410.41.56.36 for Neapoli and 2410.66.12.99 for Averof during working days/hours.

Working days/hours: Monday to Friday 07:00 – 14:00, Saturday (only Neapoli) 08:00-12:30, Evening hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 18:00-20:00.

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Lab Neapoli
Karaoli Dimitriou 26, Postcode: 41334, Larisa
e-mail: neapoli@bioxoros.gr
Τ: 2410.41.56.36

Lab Averof
Ammochostou 2, Postcode: 41335, Larisa
e-mail: averof@bioxoros.gr
Τ: 2410.66.12.99

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Lab Neapoli
Karaoli Dimitriou 26, Postcode: 41334, Larisa
e-mail: neapoli@bioxoros.gr
Τ: 2410.41.56.36

Lab Averof
Ammochostou 2, Postcode: 41335, Larisa
e-mail: averof@bioxoros.gr
Τ: 2410.66.12.99

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