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What is the difference between hydrogen test for SIBO vs. hydrogen test for H.pylori?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: Breath tests

can be used to diagnose several conditions: H pylori infection, lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Testing for SIBO, often used in testing for irritable bowel syndrome, measures gases in expired air over a period of 2-5 hours (requires fasting 8-12 hr prior to test). Testing for H. pylori can be preformed after 1 hour of fasting, and required only about 10 min

In brief: Breath tests

can be used to diagnose several conditions: H pylori infection, lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Testing for SIBO, often used in testing for irritable bowel syndrome, measures gases in expired air over a period of 2-5 hours (requires fasting 8-12 hr prior to test). Testing for H. pylori can be preformed after 1 hour of fasting, and required only about 10 min
Dr. Georgia Latham
Dr. Georgia Latham
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Same thing

A hydrogen breath test, which measures hydrogen & methane gas produced by bacteria, is used to diagnose several conditions: SIBO, H pylori infection, carbohydrate malabsorption.
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In brief: Same thing

A hydrogen breath test, which measures hydrogen & methane gas produced by bacteria, is used to diagnose several conditions: SIBO, H pylori infection, carbohydrate malabsorption.
Hope that helps.
Dr. Forrest Jones
Dr. Forrest Jones
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