Vibrant America IBSSure

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We recommend starting with the Wheat Zoomer test or confirming immunoglobulin status prior to ordering this test. Please read the “Important Information about Antibody Testing (Cyrex and Vibrant America)” section above.

 

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS, unlike inflammatory bowel disease, does not cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.

 

IBS is a big issue in the world of gastroenterology. It is the most common GI disorder with worldwide prevalence rates ranging from 10-15%. There are between 2.4 and 3.5 million physician visits annually for IBS in the United States. Recent research has shown that up to 84% of those with IBS test positive for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

 

SIBO is defined as the presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestine. SIBO is frequently implicated as the cause of chronic diarrhea, bloating, nutrient malabsorption, brain fog, anxiety, and intestinal permeability. Patients with SIBO may also suffer from unintentional weight loss or gain, nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and osteoporosis.

What is the Mechanism for SIBO Development?

CdtB toxins (cytolethal distending toxin B) are released by gastroenteritis causing bacteria against which antibodies are produced by the immune system. These antibodies interact with a protein called vinculin that is present in the intestinal cell-lining matrix. This interaction compromises the intestinal barrier leading to impaired digestive motility. This is key in SIBO development and recurrence.

 

Why Vibrant America?

Vibrant IBSSure™ may help to identify patients with IBS-D related SIBO. This blood test can reduce costs, reduce potential false-negatives associated with the current industry standard, the breath test, and assist with monitoring for SIBO recurrence.

 

How does IBSSure work?

One SST tube (serum tube) is collected and shipped to a CLIA and CAP accredited laboratory. Vibrant’s proprietary array of protein chips capture antibodies to CdtB and Vinculin using a chemiluminescent technology delivering high sensitivity and specificity of detection.

 

What does a Positive IBSSure mean?

If your result is positive, it is highly likely that you have IBS related SIBO. If IBSSure is inconclusive, you may benefit from the hydrogen/methane breath test. If you are taking steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, biologic agents, or any other immunosuppressive medications, you may not get an accurate reading of your antibody levels.

 

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*Your test includes a 15-minute interpretation of your results with Michelle Ross, Director of Clinical Services. Please Note: The test interpretation consultation must take place within 3 months of placing the test order.

 

Orders accepted from United States only.
Vibrant Wellness tests are not available in New York State.
Vibrant Wellness Laboratories is not contracted with any insurance provider.

 

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