How Do Doctors Diagnose Fatty Liver Disease?

Doctors diagnose fatty liver disease through different tests. It is important to diagnose the disease as early as possible.

Tests can include:

  • Review of your child’s medical history
  • A physical exam
  • Review of your child’s risk factors for developing the condition
  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI
  • Liver biopsy (when doctors use a small needle to test a small piece of your child’s liver)

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