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What can a breath test tell me about fructose intolerance?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your doctor may want to perform a non-invasive breath test to diagnose fructose malabsorption, but it does not identify fructose intolerance effectively. Nor can a breath test identify the kind of fructose intolerance that is inherited. To identify hereditary fructose intolerance, your doctor will perform a liver biopsy, a fructose tolerance test, or a DNA test.

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