The SIBO Test (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a simple, non-invasive test that detects bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, a common condition that often underlies chronic symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhoea, irregularity, and abdominal pain.

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Bacterial concentrations in the small intestine are normally kept to a minimum. When excessive, the delicate mucosal lining is disrupted, including the microvilli that facilitate absorption. As a result, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine can inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to, and be associated with a wide range of health problems:

SIBO Symptoms
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Unexplained abdominal symptoms
  • Gas and bloating
  • The inability to tolerate sweet or starchy foods, fibre, or friendly flora supplements
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Food sensitivities
  • Skin rashes
  • Joint pain
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Hypothyroidism

Our practitioners at the Graceville and CBD clinic are experienced in managing patients with SIBO. If you would like to book a SIBO Test, you can book your consultation online here.

You can find a test pricing guide here.