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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMichel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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