4 WEEKS PRIOR TO TESTING
Patients cannot have had Colonoscopy, Enema, Colonic Irrigation Therapy, or Bowel Prep in the 4 weeks leading up to the testing.
Note: Gastroscopy and procedures that only require fasting are allowed in this time.
2 WEEKS PRIOR TO TESTING
Patients must avoid Antibiotics and highly concentrated Probiotics in the 2 weeks leading up to the testing, and must refrain from taking for the duration of the testing.
Note: Probiotic yoghurts and fermented milk drinks are allowed in this time.
1 WEEK PRIOR TO TESTING
Patients must avoid Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for 1 week leading up to testing. Examples include Nexium, Pariet and Losec.
Note: Over the counter antacids (such as Mylanta and Gaviscon are allowed during this time).
2 DAYS PRIOR TO TESTING
To provide the most accurate, usable result for their test, patients must follow a our LOW FODMAP diet for the two days prior to each test. The diet contains no fermentable sugars. This reduces the possibility of a 'false positive' in your results. The pre-test diet will be supplied to you when booking in for a test, or ordering a test kit.