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 What to Expect

If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with the Laboratory staff on duty at phone number 416 340 3968.

Checking-in

When you arrive at the Diagnostic Test Centre/Blood Collection Lab, check-in at the reception desk. Please have the following ready:

  • Health card (OHIP card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license, passport, or other provincial health card). Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Your name, address and birth date.

Instructions for the Xylose Tolerance Test

When you check-in, the receptionist will give you a name band to wear.

There are no requirements to fast for this test. You will be asked to empty your bladder prior to the test. The technician will give you a urine jug for a 5-hour urine collection after consuming the drink.

During and After the Xylose Tolerance Test

You will be given a Xylose drink that needs to be consumed within 5 minutes. When you finish it, your test begins. Since you must remain until testing is done, you may wish to bring reading material.

You cannot eat, drink, chew gum, smoke, or exercise during the test. If you are not feeling well at any time during the test please inform the lab staff. If you feel nauseous at any point during the test, notify the receptionist or technician immediately.

How Long Will Your Appointment Be?

The Xylose Tolerance Test will take a total of 5 hours.

The Results of Your Xylose Tolerance Test

Results of this test will be returned directly to your doctor. The technologist cannot give you the results during your visit.​

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