A fatty liver biopsy is an invasive operation used to remove a sample of a liver tissue.
The most common reason for doing a fatty liver biopsy is when the level of your liver enzyme, ALT, is at normal range, but on the other hand, a liver ultrasound scan suggests a non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Who is it for?
Liver biopsy isn’t required in most cases, but it’s sometimes necessary. There is in-fact a scenario where the ALT enzyme level is at normal range, but an ultrasound test suggests a fatty liver.
This is where the data from the blood test and the ultrasound doesn’t add-up, and a liver biopsy can confirm or disregard an existence of a fatty liver, and see not only the amount of fat, but also if there is an inflammation, scar tissue, and necrosis (deal liver cells).
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