Discharge Instructions Needle Biopsy: Lung. You had a procedure called a needle biopsy of one of your lungs. In this procedure, a hollow needle is used to take one or more samples of your lung tissue. The tissue is then examined under a microscope. There are several different types of needle biopsies. Two types are: Fine needle aspiration. A liver biopsy can also be used to estimate the degree of liver damage, to grade and stage hepatitis B and C, and to determine the best treatment for the damage or disease. Laboratory tests will ... Percutaneous liver biopsy is a procedure to take a tiny sample (biopsy) of your liver tissue. Percutaneous (say "per-kew-TAY-nee-us) means "through the skin." The procedure is also called aspiration biopsy or fine-needle aspiration. A liver biopsy is done to take a small sample of liver tissue to diagnose a new liver disease or changes in a known disease. If your child has liver disease, a biopsy may help to see how they are responding to the medical treatment. The doctor or nurse will explain the procedure to you and your ... simple fatty liver is a liver biopsy. For a liver biopsy, a needle is inserted through the skin to remove a small piece of the liver. NASH is diagnosed when examina tion of the tissue with a microscope shows fat along with inflammation and damage to liver cells. If the tissue shows fat without inflammation and damage, simple fatty A percutaneous liver biopsy is performed by inserting a needle into your liver by direct skin puncture. Your physician will mark the site for biopsy, inject a local anesthetic to numb the area, make a small incision near the rib cage and then insert the biopsy needle to retrieve a tissue sample.