BREATH TEST

What We Do

Team LivGastro provides utility based model of care that integrates specialists, primary care , laboratory, imaging and other health services to give patients a convenient and superior outcome along with a pleasant experience. Since we primarily focus on outdoor-patient care, on the site instant testing along with detailed and accurate results, we enable our patients and their families save
a lot of effort, time and money.

BREATH TEST

“Breath Test” is a form of test that is performed on the air that is exhaled while breathing. There are various types and the most common one’s are as follows :

    • Hydrogen Breath Test ( HBT) : These are used by the clinicians as a medium for assessing various digestive disorders so that corrective actions could be taken to mitigate the factors causing the digestive issues such as Common food intolerances or Small Intestinal Bacterial growth. The test is very simple, non invasive and can be duly performed after a fasting of about 12 hours.
      In addition, it is becoming increasingly common for people to undertake a HBT for diagnosing dietary disabilities such as Sucrose Intolerance/Malabsorption, Fructose Intolerance / Malabsorbtion, Lacutulose intolerance and Lactose intolerance.Actually the test itself doesn’t diagnose ,but is left for a medical professional to interprete and analyse.
    • Breathalyzer : A very commonly practiced Breath Test that determines if a person is driving under the influence of alcohol or not.
    • The “Exhaled nitric oxide” is a breath test that can help one diagnose Airway Inflammation such as ‘Asthma’.
    • The “Urea Breath test” can be used to detect the presence of “Helicobacter pylori”, found commonly in Peptic ulcer. A patient needs to consult with a medical professional before undergoing any breath test. In case a patient is not able to stick to the guidelines for testing then the professional should assist them to determine if any other form of test, that doesn’t require these preparations could be conducted. Following are the Patient Preparation guidelines for various Breath Tests :

One has to completely abstain from Smoking or Second hand smoke for at least 1 hour before or when the test is being conducted.

No Vigorous exercise or sleeping for at least 1 hour before or when the breath test is being carried on.

In case a patient has been under Colonoscopy,Runny diarhhoea or antibiotic therapy recently, then he or she has to wait for at least 14 days before undergoing the breath test.

Before one starts with the breath test , a 24 hours preparation is required that consists of a 12 hour restricted diet and 12 hours fasting period.

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Based on 43 reviews.
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
2022-01-09
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
PRANAB BARIK
PRANAB BARIK
2022-01-09
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
2022-01-09
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
2021-12-31
Good place. Safe and secured. Good treatment. Doctor is deft and experienced. All other staff are cooperative and supportive
Prodip kumar Majumder
Prodip kumar Majumder
2021-12-30
Satisfied
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
2021-12-30
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
2021-12-29
Visiting a clinic is not a good feeling but thanks to Dr Vijay Rai and Monica Rai mai it is a releiving experience due to satisfactory treatment and awesome service, kudos to Live Gastro and blessings
THERESA MENDES
THERESA MENDES
2021-12-26
To those of you who may have a gastric issue and want a masterclass Gastroenterologist who builds excellent rapport with his patients, you could do well to meet Dr Vijay Kumar Rai of Liv-Gastro. Dr Vijay Kr Rai is hands down one of Kolkata’s best Gastroenterologists. His presentation of self, decorum, services and treatment processes are definitely top notch. Undoubtedly he represents one of the best health care professionals in his field. Dr. Vijay Kr. Rai’s newest venture Liv-Gastro is testimony of his hard work, grit, innovative ideas and determination to bring the best into his arena of practice; in order to achieve maximum treatment options thereby leading to positive outcomes. He has worked relentlessly with steadfast intent and passion to build and expand on his ideas and Liv Gastro is evidence of all that and more. A tour of the campus and floors reveal pristine, cheerful, brightly lit, consultation rooms, diagnostic laboratories, examination rooms, Dr’s clinics, waiting rooms and reception. The warm decor where detailed attention has been given to ensure a patient friendly ambience and the kind, courteous and graceful staff all add to a cheerful exuberance. Some of the services offered are: 1.Day care 2. ERCP 3.EUS 4.Capsule Endoscopy 5. Manometry 6. Fibroscan Dr Vijay Kumar Rai is a very supportive Dr who takes his patients seriously putting their needs first. He has a well rounded knowledge and expertise in his area of practice and inspires confidence. As a patient I was always sure of quality management of my condition and his ability to zero in on the problem is truly amazing. His persistence in dealing with my health issues has been accurate and he has seen me right through to recovery refusing to give in. I could not ask for more. It’s great to find a Dr who combines care and concern along with the prescription which always leaves one with a “feel good”feeling. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai and the team at Liv Gastro to friends and wider circles.