Yes Gatorade is not allowed as half of their products have HFCS. Yes just chicken and rice is allowed as far as I remember. I think IOwa also allows white bread. Do you have the test tomorrow and will you cancel?. Just call them and reschedule it. Otherwise the kit for each breath test costs $350 as I recall from what you said. It will be more expensive if you order 4-5 kits from Iowa.
The girl mentions about a possible gas leak during the delivery of the home kit.She is involved in a c. trial so i don't know of what she was refering th the hell,maybe the home kit is not so accurate.
Actually I am surprised that Iowa carries the home kit. Didn't expect a big hospital to let you do the test at home. I guess it makes money for them so they do it. Be sure to close the bag properly ater you are done blowing into it. Actually with a home kit I wonder how tight the seal on the bags are,i.e how accurate it is. I would be afraid of the air blown into it to leak out by the time it reaches them. I would feel more comfortable in the office.
If I may join in this private gathering, I have a brochure in front of me entitled Patient Instructions for Hydrogen Breath Tests. "Avoid eating slowly digestible vegetables (ie beans), bran or high-fibre cereals the day before the test is performed.Fast for 10 hours prior to the test (only water to drink).The test should not be performed within 2 weeks of antibiotic therapy."When I do it, I think I'll stick to chicken and rice, as bonniei said. If that much money is going to be spent, you don't want to take any chances.
Yes I would certainly recommend plain broiled or baked chicken. Salt is ok! That is amazing that they are giving such bad instructions. Let me see if I can find a web source for this. I bet that there is a U of I site for this.
Preparation is vital to the success of the tests. Indiscretions can result in either a false positive or false negative test.ï¿½ Do not smoke or perform physical exercise two hours before testing to avoid hyperventilation.ï¿½ Rinse mouth with antibacterial mouthwash before testing to prevent premature hydrogen or carbon dioxide production.ï¿½ Eat/drink only the following foods 24 hours before testing White bread (limit to 6)o White potatoo White riceo Chicken breasto Turkey breasto Teao Waterhttp://www.uihc.uiowa.edu/FRUCTOSE/Symptoms.htm
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