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Which strains of Heamophilus do you test for?

We don't test for specific strains of Heamophilus, only the whole 'immediate family'.

Our Gut Health Tests detect all Heamophilus species but they don't discriminate between them.

In respiratory tract infections some Haemophilus species can be very problematic, but in the gut the presence of Heamophilus is a good indicator of dysbiosis.

When other species in the same extended family as Heamophilus make up a bigger proportion of your microbiome, we interpret this as a sign that you're short on beneficial bacteria.


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