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How is Hib disease diagnosed?

Page last updated 20 March 2020

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 9 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0140(2)a - Date of preparation March 2020