The 3-hour lactulose SIBO breath test measures hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gas levels in response to ingesting lactulose. Both hydrogen and methane are expelled during respiration making breath testing a non-invasive way of identifying SIBO.
Thorough test preparation as per kit instructions is crucial to test outcome viability.
If SIBO is present, bacteria will metabolise lactulose within the small intestine resulting in an early increase in gas production. Remaining lactulose will transition to the large intestine, allowing for identification of colonic fermentation and/or the presence of methanogenesis.
Carbon Dioxide is measured as a means of ensuring sample viability.
QuinTron is the premiere manufacturer of industry-leading breath analyzers measuring Hydrogen, Methane and Carbon Dioxide using state-of-the-art solid-state sensors and patented breath collection systems/kits.
When should I use
Client presents gastric symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, cramping, nausea, reflux, flatulence and belching.
Consider SIBO risk factors including, food poisoning, repeated antibiotic use, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), hypochloridia , pancreatitis, diabetic neuropathy, migrating motor complex (MMC) impairment, gastroenteritis, motility disorders, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Coeliac Disease.