LiverFibro Scan

From time to time, the GP may recommend we refer you to the Community Liver Fibroscan service run by Mid Hampshire Healthcare if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Service Eligibility:

  • All patients aged between 16 year and 85 years with…
  • BMI of over 35
  • Patients who are consuming in excess of >50 units per week for men and >35 units per week for women
  • Type 2 Diabetic patients with BMI >35 
  • Type 2 Diabetic patients with a BMI <35 AND a FIB4 reading (blood test) between 1.30 – 3.25

Service exclusion:

  • Patients outside of the Mid Hampshire locality
  • Patients under 16 or over 85 years old
  • Patients on a palliative care register

During the appointment, the Nurse will scan the liver with a Fibroscan machine, this is a non-invasive test that has high sensitivity for identifying patients with liver scarring (fibrosis) as well as providing real time results. After analysing the results, patients will be offered preventative measures such as, lifestyle advice, guidance and information on local support to self-manage. Some may be referred on for further investigations to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital Gastroenterology team.

A patient information leaflet can be found here