This is a nuclear medicine test in which a harmless radioactive material is injected into the body. This material is attached to special compounds that have the ability to attach to cancers of the colon and also cancers of the ovaries. This scan can be inaccurate about 1/3 of the time.
PREPARATION FOR TEST
No preparation or fasting is necessary.
No increased uptake of radionuclide in the body.
Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.
MEANING OF TEST
Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.
OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS
It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.