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How is Hib disease diagnosed?

Page last updated 18 January 2022

Your doctor will be able to diagnoses Hib from your symptoms and an examination.

Diagnosis of Hib may include:

  • physical examination
  • blood test
  • test of the fluid around the spine (cerebrospinal fluid)
  • tests of other specimens where necessary.

Sources & Citations

5. Better Health Channel. Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). Available at: (accessed 24 November 2021).


MAT-AU-2102459  Date of preparation January 2022