30 Mar Coming to an Agreement on the best Practices for the SIBO Hydrogen Breath Test
The hydrogen breath test is generally agreed to be the best method to test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). However, there was disagreement on the how to the timing of the test, the size of the glucose dose, and how to calculate the result. To address these problems a group of highly regarded gastroenterologist gathered to come to a consensus of on the best practices. The group made the following recommendations: 1) the duration of the SIBO test should be 90 minutes, 2) the dose of glucose should be 75 grams, and 3) a change of 10 ppm over baseline for methane gas is a positive result for SIBO.
We believe that this is a significant advancement for this technology because it will lead to uniform and consistent result. Metabolic Solutions / GutChek has implemented all the changes insuring that you get the best test possible.
Ref: Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology , March 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28323273