Whether there are bacteria, and what type there are, depends on the tissue being biopsied. Some tissues in the body are sterile, such as the brain. Other tissues normally contain bacteria.
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
Abnormal results usually mean there is an infection in the tissue. More tests, such as culturing the tissue that was removed, are often needed to identify the type of bacteria.
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