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Description: Manufacturer of trace-gas analyzers measuring hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide.
Summary: Hydrogen Breath Test | QuinTron Breath Hydrogen Testing - QuinTron Instrument Company has provided high quality breath testing supplies and instruments since 1962!
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Information: Breath tests are invaluable in helping evaluate functional bloating, diarrhea, constipation and suspected malabsorption. These tests are simple and safe alternatives compared to more invasive procedures such as biopsies and/or obtaining asparate for culturing. Hydrogen breath tests aids in the diagnosis of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) which provides a framework for understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients. The types of gas produced by bacteria in the digestive tract are an important factor in this understanding. Recent work demonstrates that among IBS subjects, methane produced during lactulose breath testing is associated with constipation predominance both subjectively and objectively. (Am J Gastroenterol 2007;102:1-5)