Overview: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when bacteria enter your normally sterile small intestine and begin to colonize. This SIBO breath collection kit comes with either Glucose or Lactulose as a substrate.
SIBO is a disorder of excessive bacterial growth in the small intestine, unlike the colon (or large bowel), which is rich with bacteria.
Gases which are produced in the colon are reabsorbed and equilibrated with the blood leaving that area. They appear in the lung and cross the capillary membrane into the alveoli, from which they are expired during breathing.
Studies have indicated that potentially up to 80% of patients with IBS may in fact have SIBO which this Hydrogen /Methane breath test can easily and non-invasively help determine.
10 breath samples, collected at 20 minute intervals.
Average processing time:
10 ±5 days