Small intestine aspirate and culture is a laboratory test to check for infection in the small intestine.
A sample of fluid from the small intestine is needed. This requires a procedure called an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). For more information on this procedure, see
The fluid is placed in a special dish in the laboratory and observed for growth of organisms. This is called a culture.
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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