Top
20
Doctor insights on: Breath Test Preparation

Share
2

2
If I have a positive fructose breath test what does that mean?

If I have a positive fructose breath test what does that mean?

Problem digesting: A positive test indicates trouble digesting fructose, a type of sugar. Symptoms included diarrhea, bloating and cramping. ...Read more

3

3
My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! i don't know what else I should do. Please help!

My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! i don't know what else I should do. Please help!

Find Cause: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of ad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

5

5
How can it feel to have a urea breath test?

How can  it feel to have a urea breath test?

Simple to perform: Urea breath test is easy and simple to perform.You are asked to collect sampme of your breath before the test start either blowing into a balloon or blowingbubbles into a bottle containing liquid.Then you are given dose of ures labeled with radioactive c14 or non radioactvec13.The samples are collected after giving the urea. ...Read more

6

6
What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

See below: The test that i think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Why fast before urea breath test?

Why fast before urea breath test?

Accuracy of test: This urea breath test is for detecting h.Pylori, a bacterium, that can cause peptic ulcer disease.Helicobacter pylori lives in the stomach and breaks down urea.This natural substance found in normal humans.Capsule is swallowed with urea attached to radiactive label c14. After 15 min. Breath into balloon which is analized to determine presence of bacteria. Food and certain medications interfere. ...Read more

8

8
Why is hydrogen breath test performed?

Why is hydrogen breath test performed?

LACTOSE,FRUCTOSE INT: This test is done to diagnose lactose and fructose intolerance small bpwel bacterial overgrowth other sugars malabsorption, like sucrose, mannitol, sorbitro, glucose and lactulose. ...Read more

10

10
How must I prepare for my hydrogen breath test?

How must I prepare for my hydrogen breath test?

Ask...........: It is always best to ask the doctor ordering the test or the lab taking the test. ...Read more

11

11
How will listerine affect an alcohol breath test?

How will listerine affect an alcohol breath test?

Listerine affects te: Yes, listerine will affect the test reading. Please google the following article, entitled "field sobriety testing: intoxilyzers and listerine antiseptic" published in the july 1985 issue of the police chief (p. 70). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What should one not eat before hydrogen breath test?

What should one not eat before hydrogen breath test?

Nothing...: We do hydrogen breath tests in the office for lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and you need to be fasting for about 4 hours before the test. ...Read more

14

14
What does a fructose breath test result of positive mean?

Malabsorption: If a person cannot digest and absorb a sugar such as fructose or lactose, it is fermented by bacteria in the intestine and hydrogen gas is liberated that can be detected in the expired air. A positive test showing hydrogen in breath indicates inability to digest and absorb that sugar, in your case, fructose. ...Read more

15

15
What might give a false reading on a breath test for alchohol?

What might give a false reading on a breath test for alchohol?

Things with alcohol: Certain cold remedies and preparations contain alcohol, but a person would have to drink a great deal to have enough in their system for a positive breath test. Commonly, a breath test is most inaccurate if a person has just taken a drink, whereas, they are much more accurate if at least ten minutes passes since the last drink of anything. ...Read more

16

16
What is the definition or description of: hydrogen breath test?

What is the definition or description of: hydrogen breath test?

Breath test: This is the test that can be used to see if you have an infection in your stomach caused by an organism called helicpobactor pylori. It can be done by your doctor or you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

17

17
I'm having a hydrogen breath test on monday what is it exactly and what should I do to prepare for it?

I'm having a hydrogen breath test  on monday what is it exactly and what should I do to prepare  for it?

Lactose intolerant: It tests for lactose intolerance and can also test for short bowel overgrowth of bacteria which can lead to excess gas production. Follow the instructions of your provider. Do not have anything to eat or drink before the procedure for 8 hours. ...Read more

18

18
I think i'm lactose intolerant ihad a breath test but it was fine idon't eat much dairy so ithink that y it's hard to detect.How else can prove it?

I think i'm lactose intolerant ihad a breath test but it was fine idon't eat much dairy so ithink that y it's hard to detect.How else can prove it?

Foood challenge: Another way to prove sensitivity, allergy, or intolerance to a food would be to avoid all meals with the concerning food for 6 to 8 weeks. Then resume eating the food. Obvious return of your symptoms may be regarded as ostensibly conclusive. ...Read more

19

19
Side effects of lactulose breath test?

Side effects of lactulose breath test?

Lactulose : Other than possible mild diarrhea from the lactulose itself, not lasting more than 1 to 2 days, there are not usually any side effects from the lactulose breath test. Good luck. ...Read more