Patient Preparation


No preparation required.

Abdominal Ultrasound

A 12 hour fast is sufficient.

Ectopic Ureter Assessment

A 24 – 36 hour fast is required to ensure an empty colon, dependent on the age of the patient.

Upper GI endoscopy

Fast from 12 noon the day prior to the procedure. No oral medication should be administered on the morning of the procedure, and the patient should not be permitted to eat grass / foliage. Water is permitted up until the patient is admitted.

Respiratory endoscopy / Cystoscopy

A 12 hour fast is sufficient.

Lower GI endoscopy

24-36 hour fast plus enemas depending on the area of the colon to be assessed. Preparation varies between patients; please contact Sophie directly to discuss preparation on a case by case basis.