Your doctor may request the following tests and procedures to help diagnose liver tumour.
Liver Biopsy: In liver biopsy procedure your doctor will remove a sample from the mass present in your liver in order to check whether it is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Imaging (radiology) tests: Imaging tests include x-rays, ultrasound, Computerized Tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan. Your doctor will need them for initial diagnosis and will also use the same tests to determine the stage of the cancer and whether it has spread to other organs.
Blood tests: Certain blood tests also help in indicating any abnormal functions of liver that can further investigated with other diagnostic tools .
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): One or more parameters related to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets might be affected in this condition. Therefore, it is an ancillary test in the diagnostic workup of this disease.
- Prothrombin Time (PT): One of the laboratory parameters to assess liver function, which in liver cancer, is also used in the scoring system that helps to predict prognosis and select treatment approach.
Disclaimer: Kindly consult your physician before getting the above-mentioned tests.