Alternate Names : Viral Hepatitis
How is the disease diagnosed?
Hepatitis may be diagnosed
using a variety of tests. It can be suspected after a physical examination.
Further tests may be ordered, including:
liver function tests
A liver biopsy may be recommended in some
cases. This involves obtaining a piece of liver tissue with a needle for
evaluation. Liver biopsy specimens can be graded in terms of severity. Liver
biopsies may have to be done repeatedly to detect progression of the disease or
response to therapy.