Abbott Road Animal Hospital
Abbott Road Animal Hospital

Fasting Instructions

Test Instructions Morning Drop-Off Required
ACTH Stim
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK
  • 3-4 hours post medication
Yes
Bile Acids
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK
Yes 
Canine Wellness 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
Yes 
CBC 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
No, done while you wait. 
Chemistry 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK
 No, done while you wait.
Digoxin Level 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
  • 8-12 hours post medication
No, done while you wait. 
Feline Wellness 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
 No, done while you wait.
Fructosamine Level 
  •  Food & Water OK
No, done while you wait. 
Pre-Op 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
No, done while you wait. 
Glucose Check 
  • Food & Water OK
  • 6-8 hours post insulin 
No, done while you wait. 
Glucose Curve 
  • Food & Water OK
  • Give Insulin as normal
  • Bring food for Pet 
Yes 
 Low Dose Dex Suppression Test
  •  12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
 Yes
Phenonbarb Level 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
  • 8-12 hours post medication
 No, done while you wait.
Potassium Bromide (KBr) Level 
  •  12 hour fast
  • Water OK
No, done while you wait. 
Progesterone Level 
  • Food & water OK 
No, done while you wait. 
Renal Screen 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
No, done while you wait. 

T4

Free T4 by Dialysis 

  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK
  • Must be on medication at time of test 
No, done while you wait. 
Thyroid Profile 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 
No, done while you wait.
TLI/B12/Folate 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK 

No, done while you wait. Mon-Thurs ONLY.

TTM 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK
  • 4-8 hours post medication 
No, done while you wait. 

 Ultrasound

(Abdomen)

  • 12 hour fast of food & water.
Yes 

 Ultrasound

(Pregnancy)

  • Food & water OK 
No, done while you wait. 
X-Rays 
  • 12 hour fast
  • Water OK until 6am 
 Yes
 
We understand that medicating your pet may be difficult if fasting is required.
If necessary, you may give your pet's medication with a small amount of food.
(Above applies to Blood testing only!)
 
***If your pet is going under sedation or anesthesia (this includes x-rays and/or any surgical procedure), please consult with one of our doctors no later than the day before to find out if any medications your pet may be on should be given or withheld the day of the procedure.***
 
 
Fasting for Sedation/Anesthesia
  • 12 hour fast:  No food after 8:00pm.
  • Please leave water available until 6:00am to prevent dehydration.
  • Diabetic Patients:  No food or insulin the morning of procedure.

 

 

 

 

Should you have any questions or concerns,

please do not hesitate to call our office. 

We are happy to assist you.

(716) 648-1340

 
 
 

 
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