A colonoscopy test lets your doctor see the inside lining of the colon and rectum. This is done with a colonoscope, which is a long, flexible tube with a light and small video camera on the end. To get a colonoscopy in Alberta you need a referral from your regular provider or walk-in clinic. If a colonoscopy is the right test for you, your provider will recommend you have one and arrange your referral. A colonoscopy is not a test you can request or arrange on your own.
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Educational videos, transcripts, and printable handouts are available to help patients understand what a colonoscopy is, what to expect, and how to prepare for it.
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Important: Not all Alberta colonoscopy sites have webpages dedicated to patient appointment information.