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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on April 10, 2013
at 02:09 AM

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.



on April 09, 2013
at 10:43 PM

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.


on April 10, 2013
at 02:26 PM

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.



on April 09, 2013
at 10:26 PM

I am not sure but maybe a fecal test may help?

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