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.
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.