(Monoclonal Antibody Scan, Capromab Pendetide Scan)
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Reasons for Test
- Changes in the levels of bilirubin (a waste product) in the blood
- Changes in blood pressure
- Allergic reaction
What to Expect
Prior to test
- You will come in 4-5 days before the scan for an injection of radioactive isotope into your vein.
- Follow your doctor’s advice for cleaning out your bowel. You may need to take a laxative or enema the night before.
- You may need to have your bladder emptied of urine by a urine catheter.
Description of the Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
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National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Prostate Cancer Canada http://www.prostatecancer.ca
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ProstaScint scan. University Health Care System website. Available at: http://www.universityhealth.org/body.cfm?id=38082. Accessed September 25, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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