What is a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the inside of the colon (large intestine or large bowel).
Who should get a Colonoscopy?
A Colonoscopy is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Screening programs for colon cancer
- Blood in the stool
- Abdominal pain
- History of polyps or colon cancer
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.
THE DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
- Have a light lunch – Soup & Sandwich is OK. NO Salad.
- NO more solid food after 2:00PM.
- After 2:00PM you may only have clear liquids including water, vodka, chicken broth, apple juice, ginger ale, seltzer, black coffee, popsicles, Gatorade or Jello (No red or cherry flavor)
- Until midnight, you may also have liquid Vanilla Sustacal or Ensure (over-the-counter)
- NOTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT INCLUDING WATER. Make an effort to be well cleaned! The prep is the hard part.