Employee Login  |   Subscribe  |   Careers  |   Appointments
List All Test Names Beginning With:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Hydrogen Breath Test for Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth

Source Breath
Mnemonic HBT
Specimen Requirements

Collections performed by GI Clinics at FMC and SHC.

To book a patient:
At FMC: phone the GI Clinic at 403-944-6555 and select the appropriate referring Gastroenterologist.
At SHC: appointments are booked through the GI Clinic after consultation with an SHC GI Clinic physician.

Specimen Handling

Store specimens at room temperature.
Storage at 2-8oC is also acceptable.

Ship as soon as possible to Analytical Toxicology at the DSC.

Additional Information

Patient instructions for Hydrogen Breath Test for SMALL BOWEL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH will be provided at the time of booking.

For Hydrogen Breath Test for LACTOSE INTOLERANCE see Hydrogen Breath Test for Lactose Intolerance.


The drink provided for this test includes the following ingredients:

  • Glucose
  • Citric acid
  • FD&C Yellow #6
  • Natural flavours
  • Pure water
  • Sodium benzoate
Testing Location Analytical Toxicology
Testing Frequency Testing is completed within 14 days of collection.
Alternate Name(s) Breath Hydrogen for Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
Reference Interval