Testing & Diagnosis for Haemophilus Influenzae Infections in Children

Tests

How does a doctor know that it's Haemophilus influenzae?

Your child's doctor may diagnose the illness based on an examination and a medical history. Specific tests will depend on the location of the infection. In some cases, your doctor may take:

  • a culture of fluid from the eye, ear, throat or spinal fluid
  • chest or neck x-ray
  • blood tests