Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a disorder of excessive bacterial growth in the small intestine. Unlike the large intestine, which is rich with bacteria, SIBO occurs when bacteria enter your normally almost completely sterile small intestine and begin to colonise. Patients with bacterial overgrowth typically develop symptoms including nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhoea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption. Our SIBO breath collection kits come with either Glucose or Lactulose as a substrate so please email us to let us know your preferred substrate when ordering. Glucose is useful for distal SIBO and Lactulose for proximal SIBO. We recommend starting with Lactulose if this is the first time the test has been undertaken.
Analytes: Hydrogen and Methane
Colabs are delighted to partner with Aerodiagnostics, the world leaders in breath testing technology. Aerodiagnostics, LLC's state-of-the-art & highly accurate diagnostic equipment incorporates a CO2 correction factor technique that minimizes error by improper sampling technique. The EasySampler™ Breath Collection Kit is an approved and popular method for at home breath collection. This patented breath-collection kit allows patients to collect samples unsupervised and mail their breath samples back to the Aerodiagnostics, LLC for analysis. Patients enjoy the ease of collection that can be performed on their time, wherever they choose. Clinicians and staff enjoy that patients are afforded the flexibility to test at a location convenient for them. As a company, Colabs also admire Aerodiagnostics for their unparalleled technical support which comes from their passion for the specialism.