Preparing for Your Nuclear Stress Test
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue taking your medications as usual. If you have been instructed not to take your medications, tell the technician before the test. The nuclear stress test will take about three to four hours. In certain instances, the test may be done over two days.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment and bring your doctor’s order.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke for at least four hours before the test.
- Don’t consume any caffeine (including coffee, decaf coffee, or chocolate) for 24 hours before the test.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or walking shoes. Do not wear one-piece undergarments.
Nuclear stress tests are performed by appointment only.