We’re pleased to share that LifeLabs has safely reintroduced its Lactose Tolerance Hydrogen Breath Test to its roster of tests for supporting gastrointestinal health.
Before ordering this test, please ensure that the patient has met the fasting criteria:
- Patients must not eat, chew, or drink anything (except small sips of water) for 8-12 hours before an appointment).
- Patients should also refrain from smoking or vaping for at least 2 hours prior to the test and avoid sleep or vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes prior to the test.
- Antibiotics should be avoided for 4 weeks prior to testing.
Lactose Tolerance Hydrogen Breath Test is currently available only in British Columbia. This test is offered at select locations by appointment only.
Please note that this test is not covered by MSP and that the patient will be responsible for payment.
If you have any questions, please contact 604-412-4495 or 1-855-412-4485.