Hydrogen Breath Test
This test provides information about the digestions of certain sugars or carbohydrates. This will help determine if you are intolerant to certain sugars, such as lactose or fructose. This test is also used to detect abnormal growth of bacteria within the small bowel. Bacterial overgrowth can cause a variety of symptoms including diarrhea, bloating, gas and abdominal cramps.
Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test
Your doctor or medical provider is suspecting that you may have excess amounts of bacteria in the lumen of your small intestine a condition referred to a Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome or SIBO. This is not an infection but SIBO may cause bothersome symptoms that your doctor or medical provider may be able to treat if the diagnosis is confirmed with a specialized noninvasive breath test.