The ursodeoxycholic acid-p-aminobenzoic acid deconjugation test, a new tool for the diagnosis of bacterial overgrowth syndrome.


OBJECTIVE To determine the possible complementary role of the ursodeoxycholic acid-p-aminobenzoic acid (UDCA-PABA) loading test in the diagnosis of intestinal bacterial overgrowth. DESIGN A prospective clinical study. PATIENTS AND METHODS The hydrogen breath and UDCA-PABA tests were performed simultaneously in 68 patients with suspected contaminated… (More)