There are many tests to diagnose cirrhosis. One of these tests is a liver biopsy. This is when a doctor takes a small sample of your child’s liver and checks it for signs of scarring under a microscope.

After the doctor diagnoses your child with cirrhosis, your child might need one or more of the following tests to check the condition regularly:

  • Blood tests to check your child’s liver, kidney and oxygen levels
  • Ultrasound or other imaging tests of the liver
  • Physical exam

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