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are there any good tests to determine which pathogens are in my system?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pathogens: Cultures may be obtained from stool, blood, sputum, urine to look for specific pathogens. PCR & antibody tests are also used. Some can be seen microscopically on smears.
Answered on Aug 30, 2020

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