The Agile Patency Capsule will dissolve in 3-4 days if it can't pass thru and out. That is the entire reason for it. If it passes then the pill camera should also pass. It it doesn't pass and stays until it is dissolved then obviously one is NOT a candidate for the PCE.
I don't care how many doctors you hear of insisting on a complete scope prep before the APC and/or PCE, unless one has extremely slow gut motility a 24 hour liquid diet and NPO past midnight for an early swallow is way sufficient. You can go to the manufacturer's website and read the manufacturer's instructions. Or even read clinical trial results.
I've been following the PCE for years prior to its approval and prior to the development of the APC. I very badly wanted to "do" the PCE long before it was approved but knew I would not be a candidate due to a partial obstruction at my anastomosis. But when they finally came out w/the APC they found that there were those w/partial obstructions that were open enough to pass the APC and the PCE so I jumped at the opportunity when the APC became available in our area. Unfortunately, as we suspected, it wouldn't pass and had to set there and dissolve, but I just had to try in the hopes .......
Any way, a full prep is NOT needed for the APC or the PCE.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.