How is the condition diagnosed?
Diagnosis of cirrhosis begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order tests, including:
abdominal CT scan
blood tests, such as liver function tests and a complete blood count, or CBC
radioisotope liver studies
The only way to definitively diagnosis the presence of cirrhosis is with a liver biopsy. This involves the removal of a small piece of liver tissue that is examined under a microscope.