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.
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:
- 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
- Chronic Fatigue
- Restless leg syndrome
- Interstitial Cystitis
Book an online consultation or a face to face appointment at our Brisbane or Graceville clinics. 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.