Keyword: biopsy

Do you test for C Diff in biopsies?

There is no known correlation between C Diff and celiac disease. We don’t test for it in biopsies. C Diff is a pathogen of the colon only and we get biopsies from the small intestine.

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What organisms do you test for in biopsies?

We don’t typically test for organisms in biopsies from the duodenum, unless there is a specific indication to test for one. In that case several can be looked at, such as Giardia Lamblia.

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What is an endoscopic biopsy?

Biopsy of the small intestine is the standard way to diagnose celiac disease. This procedure is always performed by a gastroenterologist, and is conducted most often in an outpatient surgical suite. The procedure lasts less than an hour, and includes sedation and local anesthesia. The procedure involves a long, thin tube with a small camera… Read more »

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