Preparing for the Test
To ensure the best results for your Agile Patency Capsule test, follow these instructions carefully and completely.
The day before the Agile Patency Test
-After lunch the day before the Agile Patency Capsule test, you will begin a clear liquid diet. This includes fruit juices, broth, popsicles, jello, coffee, tea, etc.
-Do not eat or drink 10 hours before the Agile Patency Capsule test.
The day of the Agile Patency Test
-You may take your medicine with a small sip of water.
-If you are diabetic and take insulin, talk with the doctor who prescribes your insulin about reducing the dose the day of the exam.
-If you are diabetic, please bring your glucose meter, test strips and a source of fast-acting glucose with you (such as glucose tablets or glucose gel).
-Arrive for your appointment at the scheduled time.
-You will swallow the Agile Patency Capsule here.
After swallowing the Agile Patency Capsule
-You may drink liquids starting 2 hours after swallowing the Agile Patency capsule. This includes fruit juices, broth, popsicles, jello, coffee, tea, etc.
-You may have a light snack after 4 hours.
-Eight hours after ingesting the capsule you may continue with your normal diet.
-Arrive at Mercy Regional Medical Center's Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) Department 24 hours after you ingest the Agile Patency Capsule to get an abdominal X-ray.
If you develop unexplained nausea, abdominal pain or vomiting, contact Digestive Health at 970.385.4022 right away.
Length of the Test
The test takes about 24 hours.