Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which an abnormally large number of bacteria is present in the small intestine.
Common symptoms of SIBO include bloating, nausea, flatulence, diarrhea and/or constipation, abdominal pain, and acid reflux. Common conditions associated with SIBO include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), celiac disease, reoccurring diverticulitis, and rosacea.
The test measures hydrogen and methane gases in the breath after fasting then provocation. The breath test is a useful, simple, and safe test used in the evaluation of common gastroenterology problems.
Testing can be done in home and takes roughly 2 hours.