Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth 3-Hr Lactulose (SIBO, BOSI)-Genova Kit

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

Fasting Required: Yes, 12 hours

Specimen: Breath Test

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Results: 10 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.

Patient Instructions: We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness.
Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
If you are using antibiotics, antifungals or Pepto-Bismol, wait at least 2-4 weeks from your last dose before beginning the test.
7 days prior: Avoid the use of laxatives, stool softeners, and/or stool bulking agents as well as antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide.
Do not take probiotics 24 hours before the test.
12 hours prior - do not take non-essential medications or supplements until the test is complete, unless your physician has advised you otherwise. Do not chew gum, eat candy or use mouthwash until the test is complete.
1 hour prior - No smoking, including second-hand smoke, no sleeping or vigorous exercise, do not use toothpaste.

Caution: This test uses lactulose as its testing agent, and is not recommended for individuals who have had allergic reactions to lactulose, are diabetics with a fasting urine glucose concentration >105mg/dl, or are on a galactose/lactose-restricted diet.

This test is not suitable for children under 25 pounds.

Description: Bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is a serious digestive disorder that is treatable after proper diagnosis. Although widespread, it is frequently unsuspected in cases of chronic bowel problems and carbohydrate intolerance because its symptoms often mimic other disorders.

Analytes Reported: