A 35-year-old member asked:
how long will my liver biopsy take?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered
50 years experience Internal Medicine
15 minutes: Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle...Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen.
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Dr. Barry Kahn answered
31 years experience Pathology
Pretty quick: Most of the time for the actual procedure is spent positioning the patient and ascertaining the exact location and approach needed to acquire tissue from the liver, avoiding other organs in the area. The results of a liver biopsy will often be available in 2 days, but additional studies may delay the case several additional days.
Answered on Jun 14, 2019
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