SIBO Breath Tests, GI Map Test, Fructose-Intolerance- and Lactose-Intolerance Test
Our collection offers an array of diagnostic tools meticulously designed to provide accurate insights into various digestiveissues.
SIBO Breath Tests (1.5hs or 3hs)
GI Map Test & GI Map Test Zonulin
Fructose Intolerance Test & Lactose Intolerance Test
SIBO Tests: Diagnosing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Diagnosing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is crucial for developing the appropriate treatment strategy for patients. SIBO breath tests are specific diagnostic tools designed to detect excessive bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Through a thorough analysis of the gut flora, doctors can determine the presence of SIBO and assess the severity of the infection.
The SIBO breath test typically relies on breath gas analysis. Patients are administered a special substance, such as glucose, and regular breath samples are taken to measure the rise in hydrogen (H2) and/or methan (CH4) levels. High concentrations of these gases can indicate excessive bacterial colonization.
The results of the SIBO test allow the nutritionist/registered Dietician to recommend suitable treatment measures such as antimicrobial therapies, dietary modifications or probiotics.
GI Map Tests: Comprehensive Gut Flora Analysis
The GI Map test is a comprehensive test for analyzing the gut flora that go beyond diagnosing SIBO. These tests employ DNA analysis techniques to provide information about the diversity and quantity of
microorganisms present in the gut. They allow for a detailed examination of the bacteria, yeasts, viruses, and parasites inhabiting the intestine.
GI Map tests offer crucial insights into the balance of gut flora and can help identify other conditions such as Candida overgrowth, leaky gut syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases. They provide a comprehensive assessment of gut health and enable personalized treatment approaches.
Fructose and Lactose Intolerance Tests: Identifying Food Intolerances
Fructose intolerance tests and lactose intolerance tests are diagnostic procedures used to uncover intolerances to fructose or lactose. These tests are particularly important as fructose and lactose are present in many foods and can mimic symptoms of SIBO and other digestive issues.
Fructose intolerance tests involve administering a fructose-containing solution to the patient and subsequently measuring the rise in hydrogen in their breath. Lactose intolerance tests involve giving the patient a lactose-containing substance and monitoring hydrogen concentration in the breath.
The results of these tests can help confirm or exclude fructose or lactose intolerance. Based on the test results, the physician can implement appropriate dietary planning to alleviate symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
In conclusion, the SIBO breath test, GI Map test and fructose and lactose intolerance tests provide important insights into gut health and facilitate targeted treatment of conditions such as SIBO and food intolerances.
Accurate diagnosis allows for individualized therapeutic approaches to improve patients' quality of life and promote long-term gut health. It is advisable to undergo these tests under medical supervision to ensure proper interpretation of results and enable optimal treatment.