Liver biopsy using image guidance

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Learn what a liver biopsy is, why it is required and how to prepare your child for the procedure.

Key points

  • A liver biopsy is a procedure during which a tiny piece (sample) of the liver is obtained and examined under a microscope.
  • Liver biopsy may help identify problems in the liver.
  • Liver biopsy is carried out at the hospital. Your child will be closely monitored after the procedure and will be sent home when it is safe to do so.
  • Explain to your child using simple words what is going to happen.
Last updated: March 12th 2024