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Contraindications for Performing Liver Biopsy

Purpose:

To determine a candidate for liver biopsy has contraindications to the procedure.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, other testing, selection

ICD-10:

Y83.6, K70-K77

Description:

Liver biopsy may carry risk for the patient. If the risk is too great, the procedure may have to be cancelled, at least under the current conditions. Sometimes one technique can be performed when another cannot be done.

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