IBS-Smart

Patients and physicians can now order the IBS-Smart Test through SIBO Canada.

IBS-Smart is a blood test that detects validated IBS biomarkers, anti-CdtB and anti-vinculin with 96% – 100% certainty. These markers are known to be elevated in the majority of patients with IBS-D or IBS-M and indicate the cause being gastroenteritis. With IBS-Smart, you can rule in IBS using a blood test and determine the original cause. As a complement to your diagnostic protocol, IBS-Smart will help identify the most appropriate patients for invasive testing.

Is the test right for you? Have you been experiencing the following for a few weeks or more?

  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Chronic bloating
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Alternating diarrhea and constipation

IBS-Smart has broad applicability to patients with diarrhea symptoms. Up to 60% of patients with diarrheal IBS symptoms could be suffering from post-infectious IBS.

For order details, please call or email SIBO Canada.

Phone: (604) 532-7495

Email: sibocanada@gmail.com

IBS-Smart Testing And Results

Patients who could benefit from taking the test:

  • Have IBS symptoms with diarrheal component
  • Have no alarm symptoms (eg blood in stool)
  • May not remember having had food poisoning
  • May have factors that increase risks associated with invasive procedures

IBS-Smart provides clear lab results. If either antibody is “elevated”, the test results can be considered positive and the patient can be confidently diagnosed with IBS-D or IBS-M. If they are elevated, your IBS developed from gastroenteritis (food poisoning). This means your gut mircobiome has been disrupted, indicating that treatments that target the gut microbiome could be effective for you.

If both antibodies are, “not elevated”, the test results can be considered inconclusive. Further testing may be required in this case.

Food Poisoning To IBS

Food Poisoning and IBS

A significant volume of research shows a clear link between food poisoning and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially diarrhea-prominent IBS (IBS-D). A recent review conducted at Mayo Clinic of over 45 studies showed that one in every nine patients who experience food poisoning develop IBS.

It’s important to note that IBS can develop many years after the initial infection. Many patients don’t remember the original instance of food poisoning that may have led to IBS.