Other tests may be done to help your doctor detect
giardiasis or other organisms that may be causing
long-term symptoms, especially if problems with
malabsorption are occurring.
upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series or a
biopsy of the
duodenum often is not specific enough to help in
diagnosing giardiasis. But a biopsy may reveal organisms other than
Giardia lamblia, such as cryptosporidium or
microsporidium, or the presence of a condition such as
The doctor may collect a sample of fluid or tissue from the duodenum
September 9, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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