Hepatitis Diagnosis

Fletcher Allen's approach features a multisystem hepatitis evaluation that includes your risk for portal hypertension, liver cancer and the possible need for a future liver transplant. Our approach also covers management of these issues.

If you believe you have come into contact with any of the hepatitis viruses your doctor may want to run some tests. Evaluation and early treatment are particularly important with hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

Diagnosing Hepatitis at Fletcher Allen:

Typically, viral hepatitis is diagnosed through blood tests.

Sometimes your doctor will want to remove a small sample of liver tissue for laboratory testing (called biopsy). The doctor gets the sample by inserting a thin needle through your skin and into your liver.

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