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The Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth test (SIBO profile) provides a non invasive breath test which captures exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine. Symptoms of SIBO are non-specific, encompassing abdominal pain/distention, diarrhea, and flatulence.
This test can be very helpful to ascertain whether SIBO is clinically relevant to the presentation of digestive symptoms and allows your practitioner valuable information for consideration in their clinical recommendations.
In accordance with professional code of conduct, a full Initial Nutrition Consultation is required before running this test with a member of our Nutritional Therapy team. The practitioner can then assess your needs and provide guidance on a Nutrition Plan which may include recommendations for Functional Nutrition Tests if these are deemed useful to influence the guidance. A full test interpretation is then provided during a Follow Up Nutrition Consultation with recommendations put in place taking into account your test results alongside your clinical presentation and health goals.