What is it?
This test assesses the function of the salivary glands
What do I need to do?
Please bring a valid OHIP Card to your appointment. If you do not have an OHIP Card, please bring another form of government issued ID such as (Drivers License, Passport, or another provincial health card). Please also bring a signed requisition from your physician and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. The receptionist will verify your information and admit you for the procedure.
No special preparation is required for this procedure.
What can I expect the day of the test?
Arrive 15 minutes early to allow the reception team to check you in for your procedure. Your technologist will then bring you into the nuclear medicine suite and conduct a brief patient interview to determine specifics about the reason for your visit. After that brief interview, your technologist will inject you with a radioactive tracer that will allow them to take pictures of your salivary glands. After those initial pictures, you will be given a sour beverage to stimulate your salivary glands. After that stimulus, your salivary glands will be imaged again.
how long will it take?
This procedure takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
How long will it take for the results to get to my family physician?
Your results will be ready in 72 hours
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