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What are the ways to get tested for liver diseases?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood Tests

Most of the liver diseases can be diagnosed by blood testing.
Ultrasound or ct can also tell how the liver looks. More rarely, tests such as ERCP are needed to look at the bile ducts.

In brief: Blood Tests

Most of the liver diseases can be diagnosed by blood testing.
Ultrasound or ct can also tell how the liver looks. More rarely, tests such as ERCP are needed to look at the bile ducts.
Dr. Anne Larson
Dr. Anne Larson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several types

There a many ways.
A blood test for liver functions can give evidence of a normal healthy level of things made by the liver(or not).Some blood tests reveal markers of liver injury or evidence of specific infections or defects. A ct scan can look for evidence of abcesses or change of texture &size. A biopsy requires passage of a lg needle into the liver to get a piece for special tests.

In brief: Several types

There a many ways.
A blood test for liver functions can give evidence of a normal healthy level of things made by the liver(or not).Some blood tests reveal markers of liver injury or evidence of specific infections or defects. A ct scan can look for evidence of abcesses or change of texture &size. A biopsy requires passage of a lg needle into the liver to get a piece for special tests.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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