A liver biopsy is a procedure to obtain a very small piece of the liver so it can be examined for disease.
After your child is asleep (by sedation) and under sterile conditions, a needle is used to obtain a very small piece of liver tissue from your child. This tissue is sent to a laboratory to assist in establishing a diagnosis for your child.
To learn more about liver diseases, see the Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Disease Center.
This test is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.
To learn more or request an appointment, call 215-590-3326.
Reviewed by: Petar Mamula, MD
Date: May 2014