Does A Colonoscopy Check The Small Intestines?

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Definition

Small intestine aspirate and culture is a laboratory test to check for infection in the small intestine.


How the test is performed

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 EGD.

The fluid is placed in a special dish in the laboratory and observed for growth of organisms. This is called a culture.


How the test will feel

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