Hydrogen breath tests

Hydrogen breath tests are designed to assess maldigestion of lactose, fructose or similar sugars. It is used to find the cause of flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

These problems may be a consequence of maldigestion of sugars such as lactose or fructose. If these sugars are not digested in the small intestine, they are consumed by the bacteria in the large intestine and in the process gases are produced. These gases are also partially excreted thorough lungs, which can be determined in the exhaled air.

What does the test look like?

At Diagnostic Centre Bled, the mentioned examination is performed as self-pay.  More >>