Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) (911-C)- Glucose/Lactulose/Fructose Combo-BioHealth Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you

Fasting Required: Yes - 12 hours prior to testing and during testing

Specimen: 30 Breath Samples

Special Instructions: This kit contains three (3) separate test kits ten (10) breath samples for each kit. The samples cannot be collected on the same day. The samples from all test kits must be shipped to the lab at the same time. The Glucose and Lactulose tests are 2 hour collections, whereas the Fructose test is a three (3) hour collection.

Results: 10 – 14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Shipping Information:
Additional shipping fee of $20 for kits mailed to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Additional $25 shipping fee charged for kits shipped to Canada and Mexico.
All other countries $40.
Prepaid return shipping back to the lab is included for customers in Domestic US and Canada only.

Test Restrictions::
Discontinue the use of any probiotics for 4 - 5 days prior to test;
Discontinue the use of any antibiotics for 4 weeks prior to take this test. However, please talk to your doctor before discontinuing antibiotics;
Discontinue laxatives [including high-dose (>2,000 me) vitamin C or magnesium (<1,000 mg)] for 7 days prior to test;
Avoid enemas for 7 days and colonics for 2 week prior to taking this test;
Do not smoke for 1 hour prior to, or during, this test;
Do not sleep or exercise for 1 hour prior to or during this test;
Do not ingest anything besides water during the fasting period or during this test;
Consult with your physician if you are on a specialty diet or any medication you feel may conflict with this test.

Test Information:
There is a 24-hour preparation phase before the test is performed. In the first 12 hours, dietary restrictions must be followed. The Patient must avoid sugar (in any form), fruits and fruit juices, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grain products, dairy products, alcoholic beverages, beans, herbs and spices. Refer to the test kit instructions for permitted foods. The last 12 hours is a fasting period. Only water can be consumed.

Description: A SIBO breath test requires patients to drink a solution of either glucose or lactulose. Each of these sugars has it respective advantages and disadvantages for diagnosis of SIBO. With lactulose, there is greater ability to diagnose overgrowth in the distal end of the small intestine, which is thought to be most common. With the glucose challenge, absorption occurs faster so the test more accurately diagnoses proximal overgrowth, which is considered more specific to the bacteria of concern. The Fructose Malabsorption test is a breath test measuring hydrogen and methane production at time intervals after consuming a fructose solution. If the fructose is not digested normally, gut bacteria will ferment the fructose, forming hydrogen and/or methane. Hydrogen and methane are not normal products of human digestion. measuring the amount of hydrogen and methane in breath samples reveals the potential for fructose malabsorption and can help identify a potential cause of gas, bloating and diarrhea after eating food rich in fructose.