White Blood Cell Scan / Leukoscan
NOTE: We no longer perform this test due to unavailability of the agent from ANSTO
Why is this test performed?
What preparation is involved?
In the majority of cases a Bone scan is performed prior to a White Blood Cell/Infection scan.
No other preparation is required. It is advisable to be well hydrated
How long does the test take?
What is involved?
For suspected joint infection
White Cell imaging
Are there any side effects from this test?
Precautions following the procedure
As a result of the radioactive injection/s 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 24 hours following the test.