Irritable Bowel Syndrome Testing

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is commonly called IBS and it is the most common diagnosed digestion problem that people present to their doctors or naturopaths for.

Once conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease has been ruled out, which is conditions like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease then you are usually given the label of IBS. The medical treatment of IBS includes medications like Imodium and Movicol to address the symptoms of IBS but they do not treat the cause.

If you have the following symptoms the chances are you will be diagnosed with IBS by your doctor:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Alternating Diarrhea and constipation
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Indigestion

Irritable bowel syndrome can be uncomfortable for some people, embarrassing for others (creating too much wind!) and absolutely debilitating for others (needing to know where the toilets are wherever they go).

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Irritable bowel syndrome has many causes, is not one condition or disease, but a collection of symptoms that can have many causes.

Identifying the cause of IBS can save a lot of time and money which could be wasted on unnecessary supplements, strange diets or years of discomfort if you do not find the cause.

Food intolerances

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Parasite or Bacterial Infections

Low Levels of Beneficial Bacteria

Low Levels of Stomach Acid and Pancreatic Enzymes

The Best Test to Identify Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There is no one test to identify all digestion problems, but the two tests that I would recommend to find out exactly what is happening with your digestion are an SIBO breath test and a Comprehensive Digestive Stool analysis.

SIBO is short for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and be easily tested at home with a special SIBO breath test collection kit. The test requires you to do a breath sample every 20 minutes for a 3 hour period to track and detect the presence of hydrogen and methane gases, these gases should not be detected in your digestion tract so a positive reading indicates SIBO.

Click to learn more about the SIBO breath test and how to order your own test kit.

The CDSA test is the most advance stool test available, it is a simple test to do and can be done from the comfort of your own home with the home collection kit that we send to you.

The CDSA test is able to identify:

  • Bacteria and parasite infections
  • Beneficial bacteria
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Digestive enzymes and absorption markers
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Tumour markers
  • Candida and yeast infections
  • and much more

Click to learn more about the CDSA stool test and how to order your own test.


Not too sure where to start!? If your not sure what the best testing options are for you, a good place to start is our hugely popular ‘Investigation Consultation’

Your 30 minute ‘‘Investigation Consultation’ is a deep dive into your health history, current health problems and planning session to work out the best testing options for you.

You will be emailed a report detailing the action steps you need to take.

So schedule your 30 minute in-depth Investigation Consultation today and discover the right testing option for you.

Act now and get the answers you need to put you on the right path towards a healthier and happier you.


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