SIBO Test Kit (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) refers to a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria are present in the small intestine, and the types of bacteria found in the small intestine are more like the bacteria found in the colon. Also known as small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome (SBBOS).
Causes include diverticulitis (where the pockets allow the build-up of bacteria), scarring from abdominal surgery (interfering with the proper movement of food and bacteria through the small intestine), Crohn’s disease, scleroderma and diabetes mellitus.
Symptoms include flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal bloating and abdominal pain. May experience body aches and/or fatigue. If the condition is severe or long-lasting, it may interferes with the proper absorption of vitamins and minerals. Weight loss may also be a problem.
Symptoms occur because the bacteria produce gas, compete with their human host for the food in the small intestine, may produce toxic by-products that irritate the small intestine.
This kit has been put together based on the research and clinical practice of Doctors Michael and Noah Lebowitz.
All the vials (except for the mixed vial) are available in Bacteria Kit 1 and Bacteria Kit 2. They have been brought together into this kit for convenience for practitioners working in this field.
NOTE: Storage boxes are available separately - click to view options
SIBO 01 Bacteroides Fragilis
Involved in 90% of anaerobic peritoneal infections of the abdominal cavity.
SIBO 02 Clostridium Botulinum
Botulism, muscle paralysis, vomiting, tiredness, food poisoning.
SIBO 03 Clostridium Difficile
Diarrhoea, colitis, peritonitis. Often a problem after normal gut flora is eradicated by the use of antibiotics; infection often occurs in hospital and in nursing homes; some adults have low numbers of the bacteria without any symptoms; common in the intestine of babies and infants, but does not cause disease because its toxins do not damage their immature intestinal cells.
SIBO 04 Clostridium Perfringens
Pneumonia. Widely distributed in the environment and frequently occurs in the intestines of humans and many domestic and feral animals.
SIBO 05 Clostridium Septicum
Causes gangrene. Generally associated with gastro-intestinal or hematologic malignancies. An association Exists with colon carcinoma.
SIBO 06 Clostridium Tetani
Muscle rigidity followed by spasmodic muscle contraction with pallor and sweating. Found in soil.
SIBO 07 Clostridium Welchii
SIBO 08 Enterococcus Faecalis / Streptococcus Faecalis
Can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the hospital environment. Frequently found in root canal-treated teeth. Can cause endocarditis and bacteremia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, and other infections. Among the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements.
SIBO 09 Enterococcus Faecium
Can be commensal in the human intestine, but it may also be pathogenic, causing diseases such as neonatal meningitis.
SIBO 10 Escherichia Coli / E Coli
Causes meningitis in babies, diarrhoea, liver abscess, fever, abdominal pain, urinary tract infection. Commensal of human intestine; found in raw and undercooked meat, raw vegetables and unpasteurised milk.
SIBO 11 Group A Streptococcus / GAS
Often found in the throat and on the skin. Illnesses include strep throat and occasionally invasive GAS disease. People may be carriers and experience no health problems themselves.
SIBO 12 Group B Streptococcus / GBS
In new-borns most commonly causes sepsis (infection of the blood), pneumonia and sometimes meningitis. In adults causes bloodstream infections, pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and bone and joint infections.
SIBO 13 Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Pneumonia and urinary tract infections; tends to affect people with underlying diseases, particularly in hospital.
SIBO 14 Staphylococcus Aureus
Respiratory symptoms, conjunctivitis, styes, difficulty in breathing, otitis media, pus in lungs, pneumonia, childhood pneumonia, breathlessness, chest pain, endocarditis, meningitis in elderly, brain abscess, cellulitis, food poisoning, liver abscess, fever, abdominal pain, urinary tract infection. Common skin commensal; some strains are now becoming antibiotic resistant.
SIBO 15 Staphylococcus Epidermidis
Breathlessness, chest pain, endocarditis, urinary tract infection.
SIBO 16 Staphylococcus Saprophyticus
Often implicated in urinary tract infections and cystitis.
SIBO 17 Streptococcus Agalactiae
Neonatal infection, septicaemia, meningitis, nosocomial infection. Commensal in intestine and female genital tract.
SIBO 18 Streptococcus Lactis
Found commonly as a contaminant in milk and dairy products; a common cause of souring and coagulation of milk; some strains produce nisin, a powerful antibiotic that inhibits growth of many other gram-positive organisms.
SIBO 19 Streptococcus Mitis
Part of the normal mammal flora; found in mouth, throat, and nasopharynx. Can cause endocarditis.
SIBO 20 Streptococcus Mutans
SIBO 21 Streptococcus Pneumoniae
Conjunctivitis, difficulty in breathing, sinusitis, otitis media, pus in lungs, pneumonia, childhood pneumonia, meningitis, meningitis in elderly and children, brain abscess; associated with increased risk of fatal heart complications including heart failure and heart attacks. Commensal of human upper respiratory tract.
SIBO 22 Streptococcus Pyogenes
Sore throat, tonsillitis/ pharyngitis, difficulty in breathing, sinusitis, otitis media, pus in lungs, lung abscess, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, impetigo, cellulitis, liver abscess, fever, abdominal pain, toxic shock, septicaemia.
SIBO 23 Streptococcus Salivarius
The principal commensal bacterium of the oral cavity and a normal inhabitant of the upper respiratory tract. The first bacterium that colonises dental plaque, creating favourable conditions for other bacteria.
SIBO 24 Streptococcus Viridans Breathlessness, chest pain, endocarditis.
SIBO 25 Mixed SIBO
One vial containing all of the above.
More information can be found here: http://www.webmd.boots.com/digestive-disorders/small-intestinal-bacteria-sibo