Key Advantages

  • Simple, non-invasive breath test

What is SIBO?

SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH

Normally, bacteria are found in the trillions in the LARGE INTESTINE, where they perform various symbiotic functions for the human body. SIBO is a condition where bacterial overgrowth occurs in the absorptive area of the body the SMALL INTESTINE.

  • The breath test is a simple, non-invasive test. After a 24 hours preparatory diet, the lactulose (or glucose or fructose) test substrate is swallowed.
  • Lactulose is not absorbed and therefore may act as a food source for bacteria, if present, in the small intestine.
  • The bacteria may ferment the lingering substances and produce hydrogen and/or methane. These gasses may then be diffused into the bloodstream and exhaled via the breath.
  • Breath samples are collected every 20 minutes for 3 hours.
  • All tests use machines from QuinTron, the original manufacturer of BreathTracker, to measure both hydrogen and methane in a single sample of breath (alveolar air).
  • Extensive quality control, including carbon dioxide measurements to assure an acceptable alveolar air sample, comply with the highest standards of analytical excellence. 

Available Tests

SIBO BASIC: Lactulose Only

SIBO ADVANCED: Lactulose + Glucose

SIBO COMPREHENSIVE: Lactulose + Glucose + Fructose

FRUCTOSE MALABSORPTION: Fructose Only

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