GIT Bleed

  • No preparation for the scan is required

A GIT bleed study uses a small amount of radioactive material to mark (tag) red blood cells (RBCs). The patient’s body is scanned to see the cells and track how they move through the body. 


Used to diagnose:

Bleeds within the patient’s digestive tract. Low blood count Blood in the stool


Symptom or Suspected Disease

Low blood count Blood in stool


Adult:

Injection time: 3 to 5 mins
Waiting time before scan: Immediate, 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours, 6 hours and 24 hours
Scan duration: 60 mins dynamic scan, 5 mins per scan thereafter


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How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.

Checklist:

  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)