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How is Hib diagnosed?

Page last updated 21 June 2018

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

  1. New South Wales Government Health. Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).
  2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0140a - Date of preparation May 2018