Okay, lets go ahead and go over your health history. Anything new?
No, I think its all up to date.
Okay, lets go ahead and get your vitals, temp, pulse, blood pressure.
Blood Pressure first since she is feeling light headed.
We have one more thing to go ahead and do before you see the Dr. and that is to get a blood sample.
Be drawing for lipid panel, basic metabolic panel, and a complete blood count.
Prior to taking blood I would get all my supplies ready and also wash my hands and put gloves on.Lipid Panel: Green Top MTBasic Metabolic Panel: Red Top MTComplete Blood Count: Lavender Top She should have eaten a high carb diet for 3 days and then fast for 8-12 hours prior to appointment. Yes the coffee can mess up the blood tests as the caffeine can interfere.She will have to come back another day to get labs drawn.
Okay, unfortunately we will have to reschedule you and have you complete the fasting again since the coffee can mess up the results. I will give you a hand out and answer any questions I can for you.
Oh no, I did not realize.
I did have a cup of black coffee this morning.
Well it was great meeting you Mrs. Jones and is there anything else I can do for you before I let the Doctor know you are ready for him?