Enables careful and accurate breath testing
Throughout the entire procedure, from collecting sample gas to injecting it into the instrument, the MicroLyzer system is designed to effectively minimize contamination with room air and reduces any substance or humidity which may affect the accuracy of breath testing.
|Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
||Uses Glucose (Dextrose) or Lactulose
||Intestinal bacteria causes malabsorption of vitamins and/or nutrients. Hydrogen breath test.
||Lactose intolerance; major symptoms: osmotic diarrhea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence
||Sucrose intolerance; major symptoms: osmotic diarrhea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence|
|Intestinal Transport Dysfunction
||From mouth to cecum; normally 40-110 min
Bacterial OverGrowth (BOG)
Normally identifiable by tests using lactulose.
Effective treatment becomes possible only after the diagnosis of BOG.
Chronic Diarrhea, Carbohydrate Malabsorption, Trophopathy
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is a syndrome which cannot be identified as an organic disorder and thought to be some abnormal state of the correspondence between the brain and intestines. As the IBS involves symptoms such as abdominal pain or anomalies in defecation, it affects the quality of life of the patients even when it is benign. The management of this disorder has therefore been an issue of great importance, and breath testing is known to be a useful method to diagnose and distinguish this IBS. The measurement of breath-methane plays a key role in the management of IBS patients with constipation.
Chronic stomachache, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, defecation dysfunction
Undissolved lactose in the intestines often causes osmotic diarrhea, whereas lactase, which is a digestive enzyme, gradually becomes less active after the period of weaning. When lactase deficiency in adults is developed, it may be a major cause of chronic diarrhea and this deficiency can be identified by utilizing the lactose intolerance screening test.
Osmotic diarrhea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence