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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).


Capsule endoscopy is also available for referred patients.


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).


Capsule endoscopy is also available for referred patients.


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).


Capsule endoscopy is also available for referred patients.


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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Gut Feeling- Gastrolab News for GPs - Summer 2013

Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 6: Summer 2013

Articles in this edition of "GUT FEELING" include:

  • FAQs: What evidence is there to support breath testing before dietary intervention?
  • FAQs: Is sucrose malabsorption the same as sucraseisomaltase deficiency?

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 6: Summer 2013

GUT FEELING  - Gastrolab news for GPs Volume 6: Summer

Watch Our Video Explaining Hydrogen & Methane Breath Testing

Video: Hydrogen & Methane Breath Testing for Sugar Malabsorption with Gastrolab

A Hydrogen / Methane Breath Test is a painless and non-invasive test which helps to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerances, specifically sugar malabsorption such as lactose intolerance and fructose malabsorption which may contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.

This Video provides a comprehensive overview of how to prepare and what to expect when having a Hydrogen / Methane Breath Test at one of our Gastrolab clinics.

*NOTE: Minor updates have been made to some pre-test preparations, which are not reflected in this video. Please see "Test Preparations" for our updated information.

Food Intolerance vs Food Allergy

Food intolerance is not the same as food allergy

Why is it important to differentiate between food intolerance and food allergy? Food intolerance and food allergy are two different medical conditions. They each require a different diagnosis and different clinical management to control symptoms.

The words "malabsorption" and "intolerance" are used interchangeably to describe the same thing - incomplete absorption in the small intestine. Here we are referring to malabsorption of, or intolerance to, common dietary sugars such as lactose, fructose and sorbitol, and their role in causing (or contributing to) irritable bowels.

Food reactions in general are common, but food intolerance is far more common than food allergy.

→ Read our latest article explaining the difference between "Food Intolerance" and "Food Allergy".

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.

Lactose Breath Test

Lactose Breath Test

for lactose intolerance (lactase deficiency).
Fructose Breath Test

Fructose Breath Test

for fructose malabsorption.
Glucose Breath Test

Glucose Breath test

for small bowel/intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Lactulose Breath Test

Lactulose Breath test

for Hydrogen production and intestinal transit time.
Sucrose Breath Test

Sucrose Breath test

for sucrose malabsorption (sucrase-isomaltase deficiency)
Sorbitol Breath Test

Sorbitol Breath test

for sorbitol malabsorption.
Mannitol Breath Test

Mannitol Breath test

for mannitol malabsorption.

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

Recruiting Patients in VIC for Research Study

Gastrolab is helping recruit patients with diagnosed fructose malabsorption for a research study with Monash University based at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
The study aims to increase the absorption of dietary fructose thereby improving gut symptoms.
Please contact enquiries@gastrolab.com.au for eligibility criteria and further details. Monash University and Alfred Health Research Study

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