Sorbitol Intolerance Test

  • Sorbitol Intolerance Test

Sorbitol Intolerance Test

Using the cerascreen® Sorbitol Intolerance Test, you can determine the concentration of hydrogen and methane in your respired air after consuming a sorbitol solution. The values provide information about the presence of a possible sorbitol tolerance.

  • Easily take your sample at home
  • Certified laboratory diagnostics
  • Comprehensive results report
  • Specific treatment recommendations


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Test for sorbitol intolerance at the convenience of your home

What is sorbitol intolerance?

Sorbitol, also known as E420, is a sugar substitute that is considered healthier than regular industrial sugar. In a healthy person, the sugar alcohol sorbitol is absorbed through the intestinal membrane into the blood and then broken down by the liver. In the case of an intolerance to sorbitol, digestion in the small intestine is not functioning properly or is restricted. Thus, the sorbitol reaches the large intestine, where certain bacteria carry out further digestion. The decomposition products are short-chain fatty acids, the breathing gases hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. The latter causes the gut to swell and the typical symptoms to appear: diarrhoea, flatulence and constipation. Larger amounts of sorbitol cause digestive problems even in people with a healthy gut.

People with a fructose malabsorption disorder should also avoid products and foods containing sorbitol, as it is suspected of inhibiting the GLUT transporters and thus worsening the already limited fructose absorption. Do you suspect that you suffer from a sorbitol intolerance? Then why not take the cerascreen home health test at the convenience of your own home. All you need to do is take a breathing gas test.

Your personal test results

Sample Report

As soon as your sample has been evaluated, you will be able to view your individual results report in the my cerascreen® mobile app or our secure online customer area where you can also print the report.

Result of laboratory analysis: You will learn the concentration of hydrogen and methane in your breathing gas - before and after drinking a lactose solution.

Individualised practical recommendations: You will learn how to optimize your diet in case of a lactose intolerance.

Important health information: Read what happens with a lactose intolerance in your gut and what foods you can easily consume.

How does the Sorbitol Intolerance Test work?

Certified, reliable and accurate

cerascreen laboratory

We focus on delivering trustworthy and accurate results by working with the best accredited and certified laboratories that regularly participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing. Our goal is to always ensure a high level of quality and competency. All our partners are laboratories that provide extensive experience and are trusted as well as utilised by physicians all across Europe. Our setup of using anonymous Test-IDs ensures maximum data protection and privacy.

We use the highest certification standards for quality management:

  • ISO 9001
  • EN ISO 13485
  • Interlaboratory proficiency testing

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