Duodenal Tissue Biopsy

A duodenal tissue biopsy is performed to check for bacteria that may lead to certain illnesses and conditions. A sample is taken from the small intestine and sent to a laboratory where it is placed in a culture media to check if certain organisms are present and growing. An abnormal result may be indicative of organisms such as salmonella and entamoeba.

Fast Facts:

  • Also known as a duodenal tissue culture.
  • Sample is taken during an upper endoscopy.
  • A normal result means that no harmful bacteria were found.