Please find below information sheets about your procedure together with advice on how to take the bowel prep (preparation). Please feel free to download the appropriate sheet and print it off for your reference. The better your bowel prep the better the quality of your test.
There are two different information sheets for colonoscopy depending on the type of bowel prep you need to take: our standard prep, listed as ‘colonoscopy prep’, or a different type of prep known as ‘lavage’.
The standard prep is a combination of Picoprep/Colonlytely (although Glycoprep or Golytely can be used if your pharmacist does not have Colonlytely). This method of prep is suitable for 90% of patients. However if you are over 70 years of age, have kidney problems or have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease) you will need to use the ‘Lavage prep’ listed as ‘Lavage prep advice’. Download the sheet according to whether you are on a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) list – the timing of when to take the prep will vary.