Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
|Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
You will be required to have blood drawn before this exam. The blood test we need before this exam is called a Chem 7. If you don not have blood work done within 7 days of your exam, we will not be able to perform your exam. The results are very important for us to know before your exam. There could be potential damage to your kidneys if certain levels in your blood are elevated. If you have not had blood work done when you make your appointment, please contact your doctor to have this done. You will also be required to purchase a Fleet prep kit #2 at your local pharmacy at least three days prior to your exam. You do not need a prescription for this kit. It is important that you follow the 48-hour prep instructions in the kit. Two days prior to your exam do not eat any fruit, nut, peas, coarse cereals or fried foods. On the day before your exam your diet should be only clear liquids such as clear broth, jello, apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, cola, tea or coffee (do not use cream or milk). On the morning of your exam you may drink small amounts of clear liquids. Do not eat any solid foods. The instructions are important to follow because any fecal material in your colon may alter the results of your exam. You may also take any necessary medications the morning of your exam. If you are diabetic, please consult with your doctor before following these preparation instructions.
A typical amount of time for this exam is about one hour, however, if delay films are necessary, you may be required to stay for 2 to 3 hours.
The conclusion of your exam: