Your doctor will conduct a physical examination and ask about your history of alcohol consumption. It is important to be honest in describing your drinking habits. Your doctor might ask to interview family members about your drinking.

To test for liver disease, your doctor might recommend:

  • Liver function tests
  • Blood tests
  • An ultrasound, CT or MRI scan of the liver
  • A liver biopsy, if other tests and imaging don't provide a clear diagnosis or if you are at risk of other causes of hepatitis