WHAT IS SORBITOL MALABSORPTION?
Sorbitol is often used as a sweetener in “diet” or “sugar free” foods and drinks. It can also occur naturally in foods such as pears, prunes, peaches, cherries, and plums. In large quantities, Sorbitol may cause osmotic diarrhoea, however in patients that suffer from IBS, lower amounts of Sorbitol can cause abdominal and GI symptoms.
The Hydrogen and Methane breath test is non-invasive and is performed to test for Sorbitol Malabsorption.
Please note that if you are on a long term antibiotic prescription, please contact us for testing advice. A pre-procedure instruction sheet can be viewed by clicking the download button below. This should be viewed and adhered to upon booking your appointment to ensure accurate results.
A copy of your results will be forwarded to your G.P/Consultant. In the event of a positive Hydrogen & Methane Breath Test, it is recommended that you see your G.P/Consultant for appropriate treatment.
Test Duration: Up to 3 hours
Testing Age: Over 16 years
Referral: No referral required
Results: Available on day for clinic investigations
Clinic Test Fee: €150
HOME TESTING KIT
For patients who are unable to travel to clinic a Sorbitol home testing kit is also available. Please click the button below to purchase or find out more information.
Please click button below to watch a video with instructions on how to complete your GastroLife Hydrogen & Methane Home Breath test kit.
A pre-procedure instruction sheet can be viewed by clicking the download button below. This should be viewed and adhered to upon booking your appointment to ensure accurate results.
BREATH TEST PLANNER
Download a timing planner for your Hydrogen & Methane Breath test.
HOME TEST INSTRUCTION VIDEO
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