SIBO Test Prep Diet

The Prep Diet includes the 24 hours prior to your test. The goal is to starve the bacteria for a day in order to produce the best results when doing the test. SIBO bacteria love plant products and sugars, so the Prep Diet is very specific.

Test Videos

Watch these videos to learn more about preparing for and taking the SIBO test.

Ordering a Test

The SIBO kits dispensed from the NUNM SIBO Lab contain Lactulose which is a legend drug regulated by the FDA. Kits can only be ordered by practitioners who have prescribing rights for legend drugs.

Interpreting Results

There is no universal standard for interpreting breath test results. The NUNM SIBO Lab bases our reports on the manufacturer’s guidelines for reporting whether or not SIBO is suspected. These guidelines should be used to assist providers in further interpreting the results based on their clinical expertise.

Treatment Options

The SIBO Center is unable to offer treatment advise, however, there are several treatment options available including antibiotics and various diets. Additionally, there are many useful articles online and active and closed research studies.

What is SIBO?

SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO occurs when the small intestine has become chronically infected with an overgrowth of bacteria.

Analyzing Samples

Detection of SIBO using the lactulose breath test is done by measuring the levels of hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases using a BreathTracker SC analyzer (a machine manufactured by Quintron). These gases are produced by bacteria in response specifically to the lactulose. Since humans do not produce either hydrogen or methane, these gases are …

SIBO Symptoms

We have listed some of the symptoms for SIBO on this page, but this is not an exhaustive list. Please consult your doctor for more complete information about your specific symptoms and situation.

Associated Conditions and-or Risk Factors

We have listed some of the associated conditions and risk factors for SIBO on this page, but this is not an exhaustive list. Please consult your doctor for more complete information about your specific symptoms and situation.

SIBO Test Overview

SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. It’s when some bacteria that normally live in your lower intestine end up living in your small intestine. The small intestine isn’t set up for these bacteria, so they can cause a lot of problems. When bacteria digest food, they give off Hydrogen and Methane gasses. When these gasses are in your small intestine, they can cause a multitude of problems and symptoms.