What Does It Mean If My Child Needs a Liver Biopsy?

Liver biopsy

The liver is the largest organ in the body. It helps the body digest food, store energy, and get rid of poisons.

During a liver biopsy, the provider will take a small sample of the liver to test in a lab. Your child may need a liver biopsy if they have liver-related jaundice, enlarged or swollen liver, or abnormal liver-related blood tests. They may also need a biopsy if they have a transplanted liver and their provider suspects possible rejection or infection.

Learn more about liver biopsies from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

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