Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Testing in NYC
What is the lactulose breath test for SIBO?
The lactulose breath test is used to measure the methane gases and hydrogen on your breath. It can detect small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, which is also called SIBO for short. Because of the way your body reacts to the lactulose (a sugar solution), your doctor can accurately diagnose this issue and get you on the road to recovery using a SIBO treatment plant.
What should you do to prepare for a SIBO test?
Your doctor at Gotham Medical Associates is here to help you with any questions or concerns you have prior to the test. We will ensure that you are comfortable and prepared well in advance of your test. Some things to note as you get ready for the SIBO test include:
- Do not take the test if you have very recently undergone a colonoscopy or barium enema test.
- Do not use the test if you have recently taken antibiotics or antifungal medications.
- Avoid laxatives and other stool softening medicines for the week prior to your test.
- In the days leading up to your test, avoid high fiber foods. Click on the link found below to view a list of allowed foods and an example diet.
- Drink only water in the 12 hours prior to your test.
- Do not drink or eat anything until your test is complete on the day of your test.