Preps

  • Colonoscopy (MoviPrep)
  • Colonoscopy (Nulytely or Golytely)
  • Colonoscopy (Suprep)
  • Colonoscopy (2 day prep – Nulytely or Golytely)
  • CT Scan
  • EGD
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric Emptying Scan
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Video Capsule (small bowel endoscopy)
  • Air Contrast Upper GI or Detail Small Bowel X-ray
    • Nothing by mouth after midnight the evening before the test. This test can take 3 hours or more.
  • Colon Transit Study
    • No laxatives 5 days prior and do not use them until the test is complete.
  • CT Scan Enterography
    • Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to test, arrive 1 hour prior to the test for the contrast.
  • Esophagram
    • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior, wear loose clothing without metal. For afternoon exams, a light breakfast is allowed. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water. Approximately 45 minute exam.
  • HIDA Scan
    • No narcotics 6 hours prior to test. Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • MRI/MRCP
    • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours before the test.
  • Ultrasound of Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Abdomen
    • Fat free dinner the night before the test. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
  • Video¬†Swallow
    • No prep – arrive 15 minutes early. Approximately 30 minute test.