General Family Practice in St. Petersburg, FL

Now we have our nursing triage open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Some tests require fasting.  If your physician has requested that you fast prior to testing, you should refrain from eating or drinking anything except water for 8 to 12 hours before your blood is drawn. Be sure to drink enough water.  Hydration is key to good health and improves your chances of an easy venipuncture. However, drinking other beverages, such as tea, juice or other sugar-free beverages can interfere with your results. 

Remember, a small puncture can provide crucial information to protect your health and protect your life!