Jefferson University Hospitals

Preparing for Your Visit

Office Visit Preparation

The Necessary Records for Your Appointment

Medical records should be received at least two weeks prior to your visit with the Jefferson Celiac Center. Please assemble as many of the following documents as you can:

  • Blood work results
  • Celiac disease antibodies, IgA level and HLA testing results, if performed
  • Intestinal biopsies results
  • Pathology report and slides
  • Endoscopy reports – upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and small bowel
  • Results of imaging – ultrasound, CT, MRI, barium studies of the intestines

If you don't have these records, we would be glad to work with you to get any necessary tests prior to your visit.

New Patient Registration

Please complete the following forms and bring them with you to your first appointment.


Medical Records Pertaining to IBD

Once you have scheduled your first appointment with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program of the Jefferson Digestive Health Institute, you will need to gather some important documents. Please be sure to bring all medical records – especially those pertaining to your IBD.

Examples may include:

  • Procedure reports – upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and/or EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • Pathology reports – if you have had a biopsy or surgery, please bring these records
  • Laboratory tests – including blood work
  • Imaging studies – including X-rays, upper GI and small bowel series, CT scans, MRIs and/or ultrasounds. Please bring the reports and, if possible, the actual films (preferably on disc)

Procedure Preparation


One-Day Prep:

Purchase two fleet enemas. Give enemas approximately 1 hour apart as near to your procedure as possible (1 to 3 hours prior). Nothing to eat or drink after starting the enemas. First one at 9 a.m. and the second at noon.

Two-Day Prep:

Purchase two fleet enemas. The evening prior to your procedure eat a light dinner, then nothing to eat or drink until after your procedure. Give yourself one enema at bedtime and another enema the morning of your procedure.

Please review these Endoscopy Instructions (PDF) one week in advance of your appointment.

A thoroughly cleansed colon is essential for colonoscopy. Please read Colon Cleansing for Colonoscopy (PDF) to improve the safety and effectiveness of your procedure.