Fasting is not required for the Ixcela test.
There are a couple of measures you can take to make sure you get the most accurate baseline for your sample:
- Keep to your normal routine. Fasting is not required.
- Do not drink excess alcohol the night before taking the test.
- Please refrain from taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) for 72 hours prior to collecting your sample.
After taking the test, put your sample in the mail within 24 hours of collection. Be sure to log into your Ixcela account to complete your health profile (we need this information to create personalized nutrition recommendations based on food preferences, as well as a customized fitness plan).