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Quintron Breath Test Specialist

Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC

Board Certified Gastroenterologists located in Hattiesburg, MS

A QuinTron breath test can play an essential role in diagnosing you with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or intolerances for fructose and lactose. At Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC, the team of board-certified gastroenterologists uses your test results to plan an effective treatment for your gastrointestinal complication. To find out if you could benefit from a QuinTron breath test, call either Hattiesburg, Mississippi, office or book an appointment online today.

Quintron Breath Test Q & A

What is the QuinTron breath test?

The QuinTron breath test is a diagnostic test that helps the team at Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC analyze gastrointestinal system gases. The test uses a breath analyzer that evaluates samples of your breath.

Your provider analyzes your breath sample for certain types of gas: 

  • Hydrogen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Methane

The levels of these gases in your system give your provider at Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC valuable information about your gastrointestinal functioning. 

In as little as 48 hours from the time you provide the sample, your provider goes over your results with you and tells you what they mean about your health. They can also use your results to create a treatment plan for you or adjust your current plan.

What can a QuinTron breath test help diagnose?

The team at Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC might recommend the QuinTron breath test if they suspect that you have a condition causing your prolonged or serious gastrointestinal symptoms. 

If you experience frequent nausea, diarrhea, bloating, or unintentional weight loss, a breath test can be a vital tool in helping you find the cause. It can help diagnose:

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Fructose intolerance
  • Sucrose intolerance
  • Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

The QuinTron breath test is especially effective in diagnosing diseases and complications that originate in your small intestine. The Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC team might use the test to evaluate whether your treatment for these conditions is working. 

What should I expect during the QuinTron breath test?

Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC tells you what you need to do to prepare for your QuinTron breath test. Your provider might ask that you fast for around 12 hours, avoid brushing your teeth before the test, and take other steps to ensure that your results are accurate. 

Depending on which conditions your provider wants to evaluate you for, you may need to drink something right before the test. For a lactose intolerance test, they may ask you to drink a lactose solution. For a fructose intolerance test, you may need to drink soda instead. Your provider tests your breath several times during your visit to assess the changes in your system. 

To find out more about QuinTron breath tests and their possible results, call Hattiesburg GI Associates PLLC, or book an appointment online today.