What kind of doctor should do a hydrogen breath test and methane breath test?

Any. Any physician can do those. Those are simple tests. However, gastroenterologists usually do them because that is in their focused area of expertise. But they are not any more qualified than a general practitioner in doing them.

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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...

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...

Hydrogen breath test is used for GI problems, right? What else?

Hydrogen breath test. This test is done for diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome and common food intolerance, some physicians may also test for methane.It is used for fructose and lactose malabsorption, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Read more...
Hydrogen breath test. It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult. Read more...

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...

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...

Why hydrogen breath test positive for lactose intolerance?

See below. The patient is given lactose after an overnight fast, after which exhaled air samples are collected before and at 30-minute intervals for 3 hours to assess hydrogen gas concentrations. If the concentration increases a lot, it proves the diagnosis. Read more...