SIBO Breath Test
Purpose of Test
Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a sugar solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.
While aspiration of small bowel fluid (followed by culture and bacterial count) is considered to be the current gold standard for diagnosis of SIBO, it is not routinely performed because it requires a complex, invasive technique, and is costly. As a result, experts suggest breath testing for the diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Turn Around Time Is Around 1-4 Weeks
LAB PHONE NUMBER: 800-522-4762
No please do not stop any of your medications before collecting your sample, unless it is non-essential then do it as directed by the prescribing physician.
We can get a better baseline of where your body is at if you aren’t taking nutritional supplements for at least 12 hours before the test.
You can either call our office, the laboratory number provided above or email the doctor you are working with.