The Clinical Applications of Hydrogen and Methane Analysis

Sponsored by Commonwealth Laboratories

By Natural Medicine Journal

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The clinical efficacy of hydrogen breath testing is improving, and its use is expanding. In this interview with Craig Strasnick, COO of Commonwealth Laboratories, we discuss the procedure, practical applications, and future direction of hydrogen and methane analysis.

About the Expert

Craig Strasnick is the Chief Operating Officer at Commonwealth Laboratories. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Management. During his undergraduate career, Craig worked as an Account Executive at Willow Laboratories, where he was responsible for national account management and customer service initiatives. Following his graduation from Northeastern, Craig took on the role of Director of Marketing for Willow Laboratories, where he was responsible for overseeing the sales team and bringing new marketing campaigns to fruition. For more information about Commonwealth Laboratories, visit

About the Sponsor

Hydrogen and Methane Breath Analysis from Commonwealth Labs provides a fast, reliable and convenient diagnostic tool for identifying Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), a leading cause of the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); as well as other digestive disorders including Lactose Intolerance, Fructose Intolerance, Sucrose Intolerance and Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori). Commonwealth provides an easy to use take home test kit that allows patients to administer the test and collect the specimens in the comfort of their own home. Specimens are then shipped back to Commonwealth using a pre-paid shipping label and Commonwealth will analyze the specimens and report the results back to the physician within 24 hours of specimen receipt. At Comm Labs, we have built our model around providing the physician with the clinical data they want; while negating them from having to go through the expensive, laborious and time-consuming process of specimen collection and analysis.


About the Author

Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.