Culture - duodenal tissue

Duodenal tissue culture

A duodenal tissue culture is a laboratory exam to check a piece of tissue from the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). The test is to look for organisms that cause infection.

Duodenal tissue culture

A duodenal tissue biopsy is performed by inserting a special tube through the nose or mouth down into the duodenum. When the tube is in place, it suctions out some of the fluid located in the duodenum. When the procedure is over the tube is removed. The sample is sent to the laboratory for testing. The test is performed to see if a bacterial infection is present or if there are any other microorganisms present that could be causing infection.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

Considerations