Getting a measure of your Escherichia coli

A reader emailed

“We wanted to take a test like from uBiome, but when we looked at how the test results are broken down, there is no indication about the E. Coli population.
Our question is: is it possible to still obtain useful information about the E. Coli population for the other data provided by the uBiome test, or is there another company that gives actual % for E. Coli in their tests?”

This is actually a challenging issue to get results. For myself, I went off research studies and naively assumed that I was a match and did not do the testing.

Genova Stool results

This test(latest edition) does give information, as shown below:

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This can lead to inferring the state by looking up the bacteria hierarchy and seeing what the level of Proteobacteria Phylum  is. The uBiome shows the results for Proteobacteria, as shown from this CFS blog post

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Unfortunately, the results of the total was up, instead of the hoped for lower (suggesting lower levels of E.Coli by inference).

Note, that this does not indicate it the strains are good or bad ones.

On the older tests (2006), we see it also listed.

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