This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when bacteria which are normally present in the colon have moved to the small bowel. This is where glucose is usually absorbed, but if bacteria have increased in that area they will break down the glucose drink we give you and produce hydrogen and methane.
Bacterial overgrowth usually occurs because of abnormal movement of the gut. It is most common in patients with illnesses which directly or indirectly affect the gut and less common in patients with no underlying illness or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.