Bacteriologic analysis of mucosal biopsy specimens for detecting small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

@article{Riordan1995BacteriologicAO,
  title={Bacteriologic analysis of mucosal biopsy specimens for detecting small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth.},
  author={Stephen Mark Riordan and Christopher J. Mciver and Vic M. Duncombe and Terry Dorcen Bolin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={681-5}
}
BACKGROUND Although culture of luminal secretions is regarded as the most accurate diagnostic test for small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth, obtaining an aspirate is often difficult owing to the sparseness of luminal secretions present at the time of aspiration. Obtaining a mucosal biopsy specimen for bacteriologic analysis would overcome this problem… CONTINUE READING