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Bacterial Overgrowth: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: This is overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel.

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Specific Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Hydrogen Breath Test Edit 58%86%

aka lactulose breath test

Study: Digestion. 2000;61(3):165-71. PMID: 10773721

Xylose Breath Test Edit 42%86%

i.e. 14C-D-xylose test

Study: Digestion. 2000;61(3):165-71. PMID: 10773721