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Why are there different prep instructions before having a sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth test? Can I have Ensure shakes a few days before

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: Prep instructions.

You have heard the saying "there are different ways to skin a cat.
" Different doctors have found different preps that have worked for them or that they have learned in their truing programs. I would says if it says you can have Ensure then yes. Otherwise unless you call and receive permission then no. Sometimes the littlest changes in preparation can ruin the test.

In brief: Prep instructions.

You have heard the saying "there are different ways to skin a cat.
" Different doctors have found different preps that have worked for them or that they have learned in their truing programs. I would says if it says you can have Ensure then yes. Otherwise unless you call and receive permission then no. Sometimes the littlest changes in preparation can ruin the test.
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