Preparing for the Examination (for adults)
To properly prepare for the examination, please follow the procedure below:
- The evening before the examination, you should not eat any solid food after 8:00 p.m. However, you may drink water until midnight.
- On the day of the examination, you should be fasting. You should not smoke or chew gum.
- If you need to take any medicine, it should be taken after your test.
- If you suffer from constipation, we suggest you buy a bottle of Citro-Mag at a drugstore and drink 75 to 150 mL the evening before the examination. Take the product two to three hours before you plan to go to bed, as it will evacuate stool from the colon.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).