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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cirrhosis of the liver? What tests are needed?
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: #1 is Blood test
I'm really not sure what is meant by "personalized medicine" (i guess i thought all medicine was personalized!) but the tests that are needed for possible cirrhosis are blood tests to check the function of the liver and typically a sonogram to see the size and texture.
If indicated, a liver biopsy may even be required to confirm the diagnosis or determine the type of cirrhosis.

In brief: #1 is Blood test
I'm really not sure what is meant by "personalized medicine" (i guess i thought all medicine was personalized!) but the tests that are needed for possible cirrhosis are blood tests to check the function of the liver and typically a sonogram to see the size and texture.
If indicated, a liver biopsy may even be required to confirm the diagnosis or determine the type of cirrhosis.
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