Clarification on E. Coli

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Hi there,

Can any of you folks help me with some insights? GI map stool test came back with high levels of pathogenic Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT/ST. The part I'm confused on is that it sounds like it's common/normal for E. Coli to inhabit the large intestine. Is there good e. coli and bad e coli or does it just depend on whether or not it's been ingested as in with food. But then I don't understand why the lab would be testing for this, what would be the point. And this lab distinguishes between the one I mention above and categorizes Escherichia spp separately as normal gut flora.

I'm basically trying to figure out if this is a normal result or did I actually/finally uncover a problem. The lab flags it as high and labels it as a pathogen.

Appreciate your guys thoughts. Thanks
 

Judee

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There is actually bad and good e.coli. Many people with ME/CFS are low on the good stuff. @Lassesen has an excellent website and he has some tools for analyzing Ubiome test results along with some of the other companies as well, I think.

His site is cfsremission.com. You can do a search for Mutaflor or Symbioflor to see the info he gives on the good e.coli.