This section is for patients who have been prescribed the SIBOTest by their healthcare practitioner.
Watch the Collection Video
Please note: this information is not an alternative to reading your collection instructions found inside your test kit.
How long does it take to get my test results?
Results will be made available to your practitioner within five business days after the SIBOTest Clinic receives your sample.
Can I do a breath test after a colonoscopy has been performed?
Please allow at least a month after a colonoscopy.
Can the breath test be done later in the day: eg late morning?
Yes. Remember though that water is only to be consumed prior to testing.
Re the Diet Instruction sheet for lactulose. Is this instruction sheet the same for glucose?
Yes. They are the same diet instructions for both tests, however the glucose test requires different testing substance mixing instructions.
I take movicol every evening a few hours after dinner. Can I still take this (night before).
No. Unfortunately, we do not want anything that may interfere with the actual testing result. Any laxative use the day before you start testing can influence the test results.
I am doing both tests: lactulose and glucose. Can I do the tests separately (eg a week apart) or should they be done at the same time?
Yes, you can do the testing in this way, although it’s a lot easier to do on consecutive days due to the diet preparation. If you do it separately, please return tests within 3 days of completion.
On the prep diet, can I season the broths with vegetables and strain them?
No. No vegetables are allowed. No stock powder. Only real meat can be used to make soup/broth.
On the prep diet, can I use olive oil or any oil in cooking?
A small amount of oil for cooking is allowed.
Some of the tubes look funny. Is this normal?
During the manufacturing process the tubes are punctured in order to remove the air inside to create a vacuum. Sometimes you can see this puncture mark, and sometimes you cannot. In addition, the rubber stopper on some of the tubes may appear concave, while appearing convex on others. This too is a normal part of the manufacturing process.
Am I supposed to remove the grey rubber cover from the needle on the collection device?
This rubber sheath provides an additional seal against the rubber stopper of the test tube. Please do not remove it.
There are holes in my blue collection bag. Should I seal them with tape?
No. These holes are designed to vent the initial portion of your breath. Covering these holes may actually dilute your samples.
Should I be able to see my breath inside of the tube?
You will not be able to see the air go into the tube, nor will you see any condensation.
Should you require further support, please contact your healthcare practitioner.