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FibroScan Liver Health Check

Next event: 6th Aug 2024

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust is offering a mobile FibroScan clinic outside Deptford Library on Giffin Square

  • Tuesday 6th August 10-2pm
  • Tuesday 1st October 10-2pm
  • Tuesday 3rd December 10-2pm

What is a FibroScan? A FibroScan is a simple and painless scan used to check the health of the liver. During the scan, a probe is placed on the surface of the skin. It spots early signs of liver damage and gives an accurate diagnosis. Fasting for 3 hours before the scan helps to get the best results.

It is a quick and pain free way to spot signs of liver damage, with instant results.

So if you are aged between 35 and 70 with one or more of the following eligibility criteria you are encouraged to come along:

  • Past or current history of blood-borne virus (Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C)
  • Diabetes or Pre-diabetic
  • Known or suspected fatty liver
  • Overweight
  • Alcohol intake over 14 units per week (equivalent to 6 pints of beer or cider, or 1.5 bottles of wine)

There is even a £5 voucher for anyone with the any of the criteria listed above who take full advantage of the FibroScan.