Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth 2-Hr Lactulose (SIBO, BOSI)-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: Yes - 12 hours prior to testing and during testing.

Specimen: Breath Test

Results: 10 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.

Patient Instructions:
We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness.
Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
If you are using antibiotics, antifungals or Pepto-Bismol, wait at least 2-4 weeks from your last dose before beginning the test.
Avoid the use of laxatives, stool softeners, and/or stool bulking agents as well as antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide.
Do not take probiotics 24 hours before the test.
12 hours prior - do not take non-essential medications or supplements until the test is complete, unless your physician has advised you otherwise. Do not chew gum, eat candy or use mouthwash until the test is complete.
1 hour prior - No smoking, including second-hand smoke, no sleeping or vigorous exercise, do not use toothpaste.

Caution: This test uses lactulose as its testing agent, and is not recommended for individuals who have had allergic reactions to lactulose, are diabetics with a fasting urine glucose concentration >105mg/dl, or are on a galactose/lactose-restricted diet.

This test is not suitable for children under 25 pounds.

Description: SIBO is a common clinical condition and can develop in a variety of patient populations. Genova's SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.

Analytes Reported:
Hydrogen
Methane