The liver is the largest organ in the body. It helps the body digest food, store energy, and get rid of poisons.
During a liver biopsy, the provider will take a small sample of the liver to test in a lab. Your child may need a liver biopsy if they have liver-related jaundice, enlarged or swollen liver, or abnormal liver-related blood tests. They may also need a biopsy if they have a transplanted liver and their provider suspects possible rejection or infection.
Learn more about liver biopsies from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).
What To Do Next
Make An Appointment
To make an appointment, call 402-955-5700.
For Referring Providers
The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for referrals, emergency and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).
Learn more about referring patients.