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Using a Liver Biopsy to Test for Hepatitis C

To help see how much damage has been done, your healthcare provider can perform a procedure called a liver biopsy. During this procedure, a small sample of tissue is taken from your liver with a needle and then examined under a microscope for signs of hepatitis and liver damage.
 

Final Thoughts

By performing some or all of these hepatitis C tests, your healthcare provider can determine:
 
  • Whether you have hepatitis C
  • How much of the virus is present
  • The amount of liver damage that has been caused.
     

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