A liver biopsy is done using a needle inserted between two of the right lower ribs. The needle removes a small sample of liver tissue. The tissue sample is sent to a lab and looked at under a microscope to see if there are any liver problems.
Last Revised: December 13, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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