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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery|
|Last Revised||December 13, 2011|