Hafnia, a genus of bacteria typically found in the intestinal tract, is part of the normal gut flora. While generally harmless, its presence in stool can sometimes indicate digestive disturbances or an imbalance in gut microbiota.


Who Would Benefit from Testing Hafnia in Stool?

Individuals with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, or bloating may benefit from Hafnia testing. It’s also relevant for people with chronic digestive conditions, those on long-term antibiotics, or anyone concerned about their intestinal health.

Symptoms of Imbalanced Hafnia Levels in Stool?

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, gas.
  • Possible Infection Signs: Fever, nausea, sometimes vomiting.

What are the reasons for Elevated Hafnia levels?

Elevated levels of Hafnia species can occur in people with diarrhea and can cause illness in people with weakened immune systems.

Is Hafnia in stool a concern for specific population groups

Hafnia in stool can be a particular concern for children and the elderly. In children, their developing immune systems make them more susceptible to infections from gut bacteria imbalances. Symptoms might include diarrhea and abdominal pain. In the elderly, weakened immunity and the impact of medications like antibiotics can disrupt normal gut flora, potentially leading to complications from bacteria like Hafnia.

Test(s) that measure/test for Hafnia

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Gut Microbiome Test Small

A healthy gut impacts your brain, immune system, and overall well-being. The Gut Microbiome (or Microbiota) is home to many types of bacteria and microbes, including yeast. These o...
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Gut Microbiome Test Medium

GetTested's Gut Microbiome Test Medium is a gut flora test targeted primarily to problems with obesity, diabetes,  inflammatory diseases. It measures 15 bacteria such as Lactobaci...
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Gut Microbiome Test Large

GetTested's Gut Microbiome Test Large is the test for you who want a comprehensive overview of your gut health. Many health problems arise from imbalances in our gut and this test ...
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Gut Microbiome Test XL

The Gut Microbiome Test XL is for those who really want to understand their health. Whether you have IBS/IBD, stomach issues like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, weight prob...
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