What is the indication for the test?
Assess how you process a normal solid meal
How long does the test take?
Please allow 2 hours.
What does the test involve?
You will eat an egg roll which contains a small amount of a radioactive tracer. Following consumption of the meal images will be taken for 1.5 hrs watching the food digest.
Is there any preparation?
Yes. 4 hour fast. No eating or drinking.
Can I take my medication?
Yes. You must take any medication prior to the 4 hour fasting period.
What are the side effects?
There are no reported side effects from this test. You are able to drive.
Precautions following the procedure
As a result of the radioactive ingestion you will be giving off a small amount of radiation. It is advisable you limit your time in close proximity to pregnant women and children for 12 hours following the test.
How much radiation is involved?
1/200 of a Chest X-Ray.