Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can be diagnosed by testing your breath samples for levels of hydrogen, methane, or both. After ingesting a lactulose test substrate, you produce breath samples every 20 minutes over a 3-hour period, in the comfort of your own home.
Lactulose is not absorbed and therefore acts as a food source for bacteria, if present, in the small intestine.
The bacteria ferment the testing substance and produce hydrogen and/or methane. These are diffused into the blood stream and exhaled via the breath. Breath samples are collected every 20 minutes for 3 hours.
All our tests use machines from QuinTron, the original manufacturer of BreathTracker, to measure both hydrogen and methane in a single sample of breath (alveolar air)
Testing for SIBO using the QuinTron BreathTracker is considered gold standard.
Extensive quality control, including carbon dioxide measurements to assure an acceptable alveolar air sample, comply with the highest standards of analytical excellence.
To learn more about the testing and treatment options available to you we recommend you take a free 15 minute phone consultation with our Naturopath. During this call you can learn more about our treatments and have any questions you may have answered. This call is to determine if we are a good fit for one another rather than a history or complete consultation. There is no obligation, and no strings attached.
It is quick and easy to book your free 15-minute phone consultation using our online calendar. Just click the link below, choose a date and time convenient for you, enter your details, and our Naturopath will call you at your chosen time. Book here
Alternatively you can call (02) 8001 6344 or email here
If you don’t find a suitable time, email us and we’ll arrange a time for you.