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Is it possible to test how much good bacteria you have?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Is there any way to measure if you are in deficiency for good bacteria? I don't mean symptoms but I am talking about lab test.

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Yes, I had this test done by Doctor's Data - the Comprehensive Parasitology: http://www.doctorsdata.com/test_info.asp?id=29 It showed the types and levels of various strains of beneficial/imbalanced/dysbiotic flora, yeast and parasites. Geneva Diagnostics offers a similar test.

You may need to get someone such as a naturopath who has an account with them to order the test for you.

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Yes, but labeling bacteria as good or bad is still a work in progress. You can probably help this progress along by doing the tests with American Gut Project or uBiome.

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on April 10, 2013
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If you're in a sea of mainstream doctors, you might look for someone who treats people recovering from CDiff. Those patients get dangerously unbalanced and the doctors have to get serious about gut bacteria.

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on April 09, 2013
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I am not sure but maybe a fecal test may help?

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