How Long Does A Biopsy Take?

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Article updated and reviewed by Sreeni Jonnalagadda, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Interventional and Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy, Washington University School of Medicine on May 2, 2005.

A Liver Biopsy is a procedure to obtain a sample of liver tissue for analysis and diagnosis of liver diseases.

Indications for a liver biopsy

A liver biopsy is performed to evaluate elevated liver enzymes with the goal of confirming, excluding or assessing the severity (staging) of liver disease....

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