(IVP; Excretory Urography; Intravenous Urography [IVU])
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Reasons for Test
- Allergic reaction to iodine or shellfish
- Kidney failure
- Allergy to the iodine contrast material
- Blood disorders
- Poor kidney function
- Certain medications
What to Expect
Prior to test
- You will need to have kidney function tests.
- The day before the test, you may be asked to use laxatives and enemas to empty your digestive system. This is because stool in the intestines may make it harder to read the x-rays.
- Do not eat or drink after midnight.
Description of the Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Itching or skin rash
- Shortness of breath
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov
Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Kidney Foundation of Canada http://www.kidney.ca
Intravenous pyelogram. Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=ivp. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 31, 2015.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 08/2015 -
- Update Date: 08/31/2015 -