Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test (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

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

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 weeks from your last dose before beginning the test.

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.

Results: 10 business days

Description: Bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is a serious digestive disorder that is treatable after proper diagnosis. Although widespread, it is frequently unsuspected in cases of chronic bowel problems and carbohydrate intolerance because its symptoms often mimic other disorders.

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.