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SOUTH DENVER GASTROENTEROLOGY, P.C.

Liver Biopsy Prep

LIVER BIOPSY PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
If you have questions, please call our office @ 303 788 8888
or visit www.southdenvergas.com.


It is important to check in 45 minutes before your procedure time.

You must have a responsible adult drive you home because of the sedation you will be given. Your driver will be asked to stay on the premises until you are discharged from the center. They must provide a working phone number that will be answered immediately if they are unable to stay.

Please plan to be at the endoscopy center for up to 5 hours.

You will need to have a blood test within 4 weeks prior to your procedure.

The required tests are PT, PTT and CBC. We can order them for you.

Prep:

  • No Solid food for 8 hours before the procedure time. You may have clear liquids up to 4 hours before the procedure time. Clear liquids include water, Gatorade and coffee with no creamer.
  • Your provider will give you direction on when it is safe to resume exercise and use of NSAIDS.
  • You may not travel outside of the state for 10 days.
  • Should you have any questions prior to the procedure please call us at 303-788-888.