PY Test

You have been scheduled for a PY test,which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

Preparation for the procedure:
You need to fast for 6 hours prior to your arrival. You need to be off antibiotics for one month. You need to be off Prilosec, Prevacid or Carafate for two weeks. No Pepto Bismol for one month. Please inform the technologist if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The imaging may be changed, or special instructions given based upon that information.

What to expect:
Once you arrive you will be given a pill to swallow. Ten minutes later we will ask you to take a deep breath and hold it for ten seconds, then blow up a balloon as you exhale. The balloon is then sent out to a laboratory for analysis. The results return about two days later.

The results will be reviewed and sent to your physician. Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

Your questions and comments:
call (805) 563-5870.

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