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Hydrogen / Methane Breath Testing


Gastrolab provides diagnostic breath testing for food intolerances, specifically sugar malabsorption such as lactose intolerance and fructose malabsorption, which typically generate symptoms commonly referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Hydrogen and methane breath testing is available for a range of sugar malabsorption and gut disorders for referred and self-referred patients (a doctor’s referral is not required).


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Hydrogen / Methane Breath Testing


Gastrolab provides diagnostic breath testing for food intolerances, specifically sugar malabsorption such as lactose intolerance and fructose malabsorption, which typically generate symptoms commonly referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Hydrogen and methane breath testing is available for a range of sugar malabsorption and gut disorders for referred and self-referred patients (a doctor’s referral is not required).


Gastrolab - Committed to Excellence



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Hydrogen / Methane Breath Testing


Gastrolab provides diagnostic breath testing for food intolerances, specifically sugar malabsorption such as lactose intolerance and fructose malabsorption, which typically generate symptoms commonly referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Hydrogen and methane breath testing is available for a range of sugar malabsorption and gut disorders for referred and self-referred patients (a doctor’s referral is not required).


Gastrolab - Committed to Excellence



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Hydrogen / Methane Breath Testing


Gastrolab provides diagnostic breath testing for food intolerances, specifically sugar malabsorption such as lactose intolerance and fructose malabsorption, which typically generate symptoms commonly referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Hydrogen and methane breath testing is available for a range of sugar malabsorption and gut disorders for referred and self-referred patients (a doctor’s referral is not required).


Gastrolab - Committed to Excellence



 
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Solving the Problem of IBS: A Symptom-Based Diagnostic Algorithm

Solving the Problem of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are some of the most common complaints seen in primary medical practice. IBS is the most common cause for referral to a gastroenterologist. A symptom based algorithm for diagnostic work-up of IBS patients is provided here for medical practitioners, to exclude organic disease without invasive testing, and to guide a rational approach to therapy.

Gastrolab offers comprehensive testing to aid diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), exclude organic causes without invasive testing, and guide a rational approach to therapy.

GASTROLAB - Solving the Problem of IBS:
A Symptom-Based Diagnostic Algorithm

GASTROLAB - Solving the Problem of IBS: - A Symptom-Based Diagnostic Algorithm

Gut Feeling Gastrolab News for GPs - Spring 2016

Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 14: Spring 2016

Articles in this edition of "GUT FEELING" include:

  • Mastering IBS Management: Tips for General Practice

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 14: Spring 2016

In this edition of GUT FEELING, the gastroenterologists at the Digestive Health Centre provide general tips on making a positive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) based on a symptom-based approach, following the 2016 revision to the Rome IV diagnostic criteria.

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs Volume 14: Spring 2016

Gut Feeling Gastrolab News for GPs - Autumn 2016

Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 13: Autumn 2016

Articles in this edition of "GUT FEELING" include:

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 13: Autumn 2016

In this edition of GUT FEELING, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Dr Alex Hodge provides a current summary of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) - the spectrum of liver diseases that is the hepatic manifestation of obesity or the metabolic syndrome, from simple hepatic steatosis (fatty infiltration), through to non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH), which can progress to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs Volume 13: Autumn 2016

Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing - What Referrers Need to Know

Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing

Key ideas covered include:

  • Advantages of the Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test
  • Who should be tested?
  • How does breath testing work?
  • Why should you order breath testing?
  • Interpretation of results
  • How to Order/Request Breath Tests

GASTROLAB - Gut Diagnosis: Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing
What Referrers Need to Know

GASTROLAB - Gut Diagnosis: Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing - What Referrers Need to Know

Carbohydrate Malabsorption

Malabsorption of any dietary sugar in a person with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), IBD or any functional gut disorder results in fermentation of the sugar with associated gas production and a potential laxative effect. These processes may lead to abdominal symptoms including pain, flatulence, bloating, and altered bowel habits. Other less common symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, heartburn, and urgency with bowel movements.

→ Read our latest article about Carbohydrate Malabsorption

Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing

A Hydrogen / Methane Breath Test is a painless and non-invasive test which helps to diagnose the following gastrointestinal disorders.

Hydrogen / Methane Breath TestLactose Breath Test
for lactose intolerance (lactase deficiency).

Fructose Breath Test
for fructose malabsorption.

Glucose Breath test
for small bowel/intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Lactulose Breath test
for Hydrogen production and intestinal transit time.

Sucrose Breath test
for sucrose malabsorption (sucrase-isomaltase deficiency)

Sorbitol Breath test
for sorbitol malabsorption.

Mannitol Breath test
for mannitol malabsorption.

For Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing Patient Information, including, information about what happens during the test and pre-test preparation, please read the article:

Recruiting Patients in VIC for Research Studies

OCTOBER 2016:
Participants in VIC required for a research study investigating whether a2 milk reduces symptoms of constipation in people with irritable bowel syndrome.

Contact Shirley at Monash University/Alfred Hospital on (03) 9905 8098 or email shirley.webber@monash.edu

MAY 2016:
Female volunteers in VIC required for a research study investigating a new way of managing constipation using gentle and non-invasive Trans-abdominal Electrical Stimulation (TES) that has been used successfully in children.

Contact Judy at Monash University/Alfred Hospital on (03) 9903 0233 or email judith.moore@monash.edu

Gastrolab often helps recruit patients for certain research studies by Monash University, based at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. A list of current studies can be found here:
http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/clin-trials/index.html
Contact Monash University directly for eligibility criteria and further details. Monash University and Alfred Health Research Study

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Email: enquiries@gastrolab.com.au

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