Definition A liver biopsy is a test that takes a sample of tissue from the liver for examination. Alternative Names Biopsy - liver; Percutaneous biopsy How the test is performed The test is usually done in the hospital. Before the test is done, you may be given a medicine to prevent pain or to calm you (sedative). If the biopsy is done through the abdominal wall, you will be lying on your back with your right hand under your head. It is important to be as still as possible. The health care provider will determine the correct spot for the biopsy needle to be inserted into the liver. The skin will be cleansed, and a small needle will be used to to inject medicine to numb the area. A small cut is made, and the biopsy needle is inserted. Ultrasound is usually used to guide the needle.You will be told to hold your breath while the biopsy is taken. This is to reduce the chance of puncturing the lung or tearing the liver. The needle is removed quickly. Pressure will be applied to stop the bleeding....
Definition Lipase is a protein ( enzyme ) released by the pancreas into the small intestine. It helps the body absorb fat by breaking the fat down into fatty acids. This article discusses the test used to measure the amount of the lipase in the blood. How the test is performed A blood sample is needed. For information on how this is done, see: Venipuncture . How to prepare for the test Do not eat for 8 hours before the test. Your health care provider may ask you to stop taking drugs that may affect the test, such as: Bethanechol Birth control pills Cholinergic medications Codeine Indomethacin Meperidine Methacholine Morphine Thiazide diuretics How the test will feel When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel moderate pain, while others feel only a prick or stinging sensation. Afterward, there may be some throbbing. Why the test is performed This test is done to check the pancreas for disease, most often acute pancreatitis . Lipase appears in the blood when the pancreas is damaged.
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