New and improved GastroCH4ECK helps detect gastrointestinal disorders via breath analysis
Bedfont Scientific has launched its new GastroCH4ECK Gastrolyzer.
The breath hydrogen and methane analyser helps to detect gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO and sugar intolerances such as lactose intolerance.
This is done by measuring the amount of hydrogen and methane in a patient's breath, which is produced by the breakdown of food in the gut.
Dr Anthony Hobson, clinical director of the Functional Gut Clinic, said: “As an existing customer of the Gastrolyzer range, I am delighted to have had the chance to test the unit before anyone else, and can truly say that the new sensor technology and friendly user interface make this the best hydrogen and methane breath test available, thanks to improved accuracy and ease of use.
“The GastroCH4ECK is the only hydrogen and methane breath testing monitor that offers direct breath samples, meaning I can see my patients quicker and more efficiently, allowing me to provide a Gold Standard breath testing service.”
Jason Smith, general manager at Bedfont Scientific, added: “The GastroCH4ECK Gastrolyzer is simple to use for both patients and doctors.
“It is completely non-invasive, making it the preferred method for patients who do not want to provide a blood sample. But it also gives an instant reading, compared to having to wait up to two weeks for the blood sample to be tested, meaning the patient suffers less.