Our Tests

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Test

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common cause of functional bloating, diarrhea, constipation and suspected malabsorption. SIBO is a condition in which colonic-type bacteria (resembling bacteria normally found in the colon) proliferate in large numbers in the small intestine.

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Lactose Intolerance / Lactose Malabsorption Breath Test

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest milk sugar lactose causing gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. This inability is the result of a deficiency of the lactase enzyme, which breaks down lactose into its simplest form.

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Fructose Intolerance / Fructose Malabsorption Breath Test

Absorption of fructose is impaired by deficient fructose carriers in the small intestine's enterocytes. This results in an increased concentration of fructose in the entire intestine.

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Sucrose Intolerance / Sucrose Malabsorption Breath Test

Sucrose intolerance, also called congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, is the condition in which sucrase, an enzyme needed for proper metabolization of sucrose, is not produced in the small intestine.

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H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) Breath Test

H. pylori infection is the most common cause of stomach ulcers, and it also causes inflammation of the stomach lining. H. pylori infection may also contribute to stomach cancers and other digestive system cancers. Only your healthcare provider can order the test.

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Clostridium Difficile Colitis (C. Difficile) Stool Test

Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile) are bacteria that can cause swelling and irritation of the large intestine, or colon. This inflammation, known as colitis, can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. You may get C. difficile colitis if you take antibiotics. C. difficile also can be passed from person to person. The infection is most common in people who are taking antibiotics while in the hospital. It is especially common in older people in hospitals and nursing homes.

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IBSchek™ Blood Test

IBSchek is the only quick and reliable blood test for a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D). IBSchek tests for the presence of antibodies that are a result of food poisoning. IBSchek was developed based on a recent discovery that IBS-D can be caused by a previous episode of food poisoning. In a study of more than 2500 people, results confirmed that IBSchek can provide a confident diagnosis for IBS-D. Only your healthcare provider can order the test.

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Hydrogen breath tests are accurate and patient friendly.

Our hydrogen breath tests require a 24-hour prep period comprised of a 12-hour specific diet, followed by a 12-hour fast. Patients must be off antibiotics, probiotics, and certain medications prior to performing the test.

Patient will breathe into the test tubes provided in the test kit at regular intervals, drinking a solution of water and substrate after breathing into the first tube. Upon completion of the test, patient will place each clearly labeled tube into the protective bubble wrap. Using the prepaid shipping label, patients will send test kit, containing completed tubes and completed requisition form, back to our lab. Results will be reported to the ordering physician within 24 hours.

Before you prepare to take your test, please watch our instructional video on our “Taking a Test” section of this website, and read the instruction pamphlet included in your test kit for more detailed instructions. Contact our Customer Service department with questions at 978-599-1380 or customerservice@commlabsinc.com!