It’s a test that helps diagnose an intolerance to fructose, a naturally occurring sugar that’s found in many foods.
First you will take a baseline breath sample. Then you will drink a fructose solution, and wait for one hour before taking another breath sample. You will take one breath sample every hour for three hours and you will take a total of 4 breath samples.
If left undiagnosed, it can lead to symptoms including:
Your doctor will give you instructions to prepare for the Fructose Breath Test. There is a 1 day preparation period. You’ll likely be on a modified diet for the first 12 hours, and you’ll likely fast for the second 12 hours.
Inform your doctor of:
It’s important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions.
After you ingest the solution you will collect a sample every hour for 3 hours.
In that time do not:
Your doctor will go over the results of the Fructose Breath Test with you. Your doctor may recommend modifications to your diet if a fructose intolerance is detected.
You may resume: