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. In the past, patients desiring to have a breath test would need to spend 2-3 hours or longer in their doctors office.
With this home test kit, you can obtain accurate measurements of Hydrogen and Methane. Identifying which gases are present and in what concentration, can help us develop the most effective treatment plan for your digestive problems.
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.
The gas levels are then recorded and graphed along the three hour window. Because Hydrogen and Methane gas levels are measured this test is known as the Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test
Once you have collected the samples, these samples can then be dropped in the mail and sent to the pathology lab. Results take approximately 7-10 business days to be finalized.
Were You labeled with an IBS diagnosis? IBS-C or IBS-D? The Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Test (SIBO) is the Easy, Safe, and Private way to get a better understanding of what’s going wrong in your gut/digestive health.
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