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Programs & Services

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Clinic

Tests to diagnose NAFLD may include:

  • Blood tests (liver enzymes): to see if there is liver damage and to rule out other causes of your child’s liver problems. Usually, the liver enzymes that are elevated included ALT, AST and GGT.
  • Ultrasound or MRI: to look for fat or other abnormalities in the liver
  • Liver biopsy: may be used for diagnosis to stage and grade NAFLD or to rule out other causes of liver disease.

NAFLD is a diagnosis of exclusion and based on history, physical exam, laboratory testing, images and biopsies.

The big picture

Often NAFLD brings on related conditions and disorders. We make sure each patient gets a whole-body approach to healing. When necessary, we’ll refer patients to Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Nephrology or Cardiology.

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