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Intravenous Pyelogram

Alternate Names : IVP, Intravenous Pyelography, Excretory Urogram

Intravenous Pyelogram | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

The night before the test, the person will be asked to take 8 ounces of citrate of magnesia. He or she should not eat within 4 hours or drink within 2 hours of the exam. Upon reaching the hospital, the person will need to remove all jewelry and metal objects. Individuals are required to sign a consent form that asks about pregnancy and allergies, especially to iodine. Right before the test, the person will empty his or her bladder. Preparation may vary slightly from place to place, so an individual should check with the doctor or hospital for specific instructions.

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Intravenous Pyelogram: Results and Values

Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: Sal Sandoval, MD
Date Reviewed: 04/19/01

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