How The SIBO Test Works and How It Can Benefit You
The SIBO breath test is a simple, noninvasive test 3 hour test (Gold standard) that you do in the comfort of your home. No longer do you need to spend 3 hours in the doctors office. After a 24 hours preparatory diet, you consume a small amount of lactulose or glucose. Lactulose is not absorbed and therefore acts as a food source for bacteria, if present, in the small intestine. The bacteria ferment the lactulose and produce hydrogen and/or methane gas. This is why this test is also known as Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test
These gases are exhaled via the breath. Breath samples are collected every 20 minutes for 3 hours, anyone who can blow into a tube can do the test, so the SIBO test is suitable for anyone from 5 to 105 years of age.
These samples are posted back to the pathology lab in the provided package and the results take about one week to be finalized. Identifying which gases are present and in what concentration can help us to develop the best treatment plan for you to eliminate your digestion problems.
The Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Test (SIBO) is the easy, safe, and private way to get a more complete review of your digestive health when conventional medicine has simply labelled you with IBS…
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