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Bile culture

Bile culture

Bile culture: A bile culture is a test to detect bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses that may have invaded the biliary tract system, which includes the gallbladder and bile ducts in and outside of the liver; bile may be collected surgically or endoscopically. Bacteria and other microorganisms are identified by growth on special media.

Bile culture: Other Names

Other names for Bile culture include:

  • Culture-bile

Symptoms Associated with Bile culture

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Bile culture:

Diseases Associated with Bile culture

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Bile culture:

  • Gallbladder infection (cholecystitis)
  • Bile duct infection (cholangitis)

Basic Information: Bile culture

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Bile culture' may be involved.

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