Cholesterol Getting Tested Should You Eat Before a Cholesterol Test? Share Pin Email More in Cholesterol Getting Tested Basics Medications Natural Treatments Diet and Meal Plans Types Related Conditions Exercise and Cholesterol Updated April 21, 2016 It is advised to not eat before a cholesterol test. However, you don't have to starve yourself! We have the facts for you about what and how much you can have before a cholesterol test in our video. Up Next Up Next Video What are Triglycerides? Up Next Video What is the Link between Cholesterol and Diabetes? Up Next Video What are "good" cholesterol targets or numbers to have or aim for? Up Next Video What are the Complications of High Cholesterol?