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Biopsy Special Stains Gastrointestinal Tissue


Biopsy Special Stains Gastrointestinal Tissue

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What is this test?

This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage to the gastric tissue. In this test, a small tissue sample of the stomach is collected to observe any changes, infections, toxicities, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred in the gastrointestinal (digestive tract).

What is Gastric Biopsy and why is this done?

The gastric biopsy is the process of obtaining a small tissue sample of the gastric tissue from an individual. The size and region of the sample to be collected is based on the type of diagnosis of an individual. The healthcare provider may recommend this test to identify the cause of the specific gastric condition. The possible gastric conditions or diseases which might require biopsy include stomach ulcers or cancers, H.pylori infections, gastritis, etc.

What is a Biopsy?

The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local or systemic anesthetic during the surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ site and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis.

Why is this test done?

This test is recommended if an individual has symptoms of loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, vomiting, nausea, upper abdominal pain, black stools, etc. This test is also recommended when regular tests are not enough to diagnose the presenting conditions/diseases like stomach cancer, H.pylori infections, ulcers, etc.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Biopsy Special Stains Gastrointestinal Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Biopsy Special Stains Gastrointestinal Tissue.

It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test. Please contact your physician for necessary advice and instructions before undergoing this test.

Understanding your test results

The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc. The collected tissue sample is subjected to various tests and stains to identify the presence of any diseases or conditions.

Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.

The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.

Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition.

GenderAge groupsValue
MALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
FEMALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
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