Digestive Topics : Liver Biopsy
A liver biopsy is a medical procedure that allows the doctor to take a small sample of the liver tissue to examine it for problems. To learn more about how and why a liver biopsy is done in children and what to expect before and after the procedure, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Liver Biopsy.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.
Updated October 2011