Stream Diagnostics only uses the hydrogen/methane analysers and research-based protocols for all their Hydrogen Breath Test and Breath Methane tests. These tests that are the most up-to-date and sensitive are provided in their clinics at affordable prices. Those who are able to present a valid concession card are offered a holder discount of 20 dollars per test. Valuable health information for many conditions, including Fructose and Sorbitol malabsorption, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome to name a few are provided by the lungs and breath. The simple nature of these breath tests make them an effective tool towards diagnosing conditions which can then be treated and an improved quality of life may then be attained by the patient under the guidance of a specialist dietitian or gastroenterologist.
While most people produce a response via hydrogen output in their exhaled breath, a range of people may produce stronger responses via the methane in their exhaled breath. Some people produce both hydrogen and methane and very small percentages produce no usable result on hydrogen or methane in their expired breath. These tests at breathtest.com.au
are always performed via the Methane and Hydrogen units as patients can produce results on methane, methane and hydrogen, hydrogen alone, or a combination of methane or hydrogen within successive tests. Hydrogen or Methane breath tests are valuable tools that can be utilised to assist in diagnosing gastrointestinal issues and these expired breath tests are not as invasive as gastroscopies, biopsies and blood tests.
A range of Hydrogen and Methane breath tests are offered at breathtest.com.au/. They have been involved in the research and development of these tests and protocols, in close association with Monash University Department of Medicine and Dr Sue Shepherd, the world leader in research and dietetics and the developer of FODMAPs. Often referred to as sugar allergy people and report a variety of symptoms like stomach noises. Breathtest.com.au measures the baseline breath reading or the resting hydrogen and methane content and the increase in these gases in the exhaled breath which indicate if people a problem absorbing sugar.