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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Confirmation of the fasting status prior to blood collection (multiple responses allowed)

Questionnaire N (N=81) %
Confirm the patient's fasting status prior to blood collection 64 79.0
If the patient did not fast, refuse to collect blood 3 4.7
If the patient did not fast, blood may still be collected; however, the fasting status should be documented in the patient's medical record 13 20.3
If the patient did not fast, blood may still be collected without any specific documentation of the fasting status 6 9.4
If the patient did not fast, contact the doctor in charge of that patient and follow their instructions 37 57.8
Others* 5 7.8
Patient's fasting status prior to blood collection could not be confirmed 17 21.0

*Other responses included: “If the patient did not fast, proceed with blood collection and instruct the patient to directly notify their physician at the next available opportunity,” “If the patient did not fast, refuse to collect blood and notify the patient’s medical department,” and “It is handled differently for each test item.”

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