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What are the guidelines 2h, 6h and 24h prior to testing?

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

2 hours before TESTING

  • Abstain from smoking for at least 2 hours.
  • Abstain from caffeine products for at least 2 hours.
  • Abstain from using short acting bronchodilators for at least 2 hours.  (Bring your short-acting bronchodilators with you in the event you will need it after the test.)

6 hours before TESTING:

  • Abstain from alcohol for at least 6 hours.

24 hours before TESTING:

  • Abstain from using any stimulants for at least 24 hours (i.e. products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, ephedra).
  • Abstain from any vigorous exercise within 24 hours.

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