Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

$250.00

Uncover the Cause of Unexplained Abdominal Symptoms with Breath Testing

SIBO is a common clinical condition and can develop in a variety of patient populations.

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.

Clinicians have the option of a 2 or 3-hour SIBO assessment.

The 3-hour SIBO profile provides insight into gas levels over a longer period of time, and is recommended for patients with slower gastrointestinal transit or constipation.

This test is useful for

Conditions commonly associated with SIBO include:

-IBS
-IBD
-Celiac Disease
-Diabetes
-Fibromyalgia
-Rosacea
-Parkinson’s Disease
-Obesity

Risk factors for development of SIBO include structural/anatomic issues, motility disorders, organ system dysfunction, elderly age and various medications (recurrent antibiotics, PPIs) that alter the gut microflora populations.