Breath testing is a non-invasive way to help doctors diagnose a number of conditions. By analysing a patient’s breath, medical staff can measure the number of certain gases and use doctors can use this information to find a diagnosis quickly and accurately.
There is a range of breath tests doctors use to diagnose gastrointestinal conditions. These breath tests include:
To perform these tests, doctors use specialised breath testing machines. Midmed stocks the QuinTron BreathTracker SC which has the ability to analyse gas concentrations of hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide in a patient’s alveolar breath sample using solid-state sensors. The results are measured and displayed in parts per million (ppm) for H2 and CH4 and percent (%) for CO2.
Physicians can use this information to diagnose carbohydrate malabsorption and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The BreathTracker SC also has an added feature for sample contamination detection and correction based on CO2 measured in patient samples.
Midmed is an experienced healthcare supplier with a comprehensive range designed for Australian hospitals and clinics. You’ll soon discover why more nurses, surgeons and doctors are choosing Midmed to source their medical equipment.
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