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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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Gut Feeling- Gastrolab News for GPs - Summer 2015

Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 8: Summer 2015

Articles in this edition of "GUT FEELING" include:

  • The Importance of Methane Breath Testing

GUT FEELING - Gastrolab news for GPs
Volume 8: Summer 2015

GUT FEELING  - Gastrolab news for GPs Volume 8: Summer

Malabsorption of dietary sugars, such as lactose and fructose commonly leads to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome such as bloating, cramps, and diarrhoea.

The hydrogen breath test is now a well-established non-invasive test for assessing malabsorption of sugars in the small intestine, and for the detection of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). There are patients however, who can suffer from the same spectrum of malabsorption issues but who produce little or no hydrogen, instead producing relatively large amounts of methane. This issue of the so-called “low/non-hydrogen producer” has been reviewed in a recent publication by Costello et al 1.

→ Read On for the Full Article

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 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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