Free Fibroscan Liver Test
Indian delicacies have made way for a sedentary lifestyle which in turn has welcomed several health concerns for us. One such health concern is the growing incidence of chronic liver diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases affect every 1 in 5 Indians and is considered the 10th most common cause of death in the country. It is, thus, important to keep a check on your liver health and preserve it with utmost care. The CK Birla Hospital is offering a FREE fibroscan liver test to help you achieve the same.
Visit the CK Birla Hospital on 3rd December 2021 & 17th December 2021 between 11.00-13.00 hrs.
What is a fibroscan liver test?
Fibroscan test is also known as Liver Elastography. It is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic test that uses ultrasound technology to determine the health of your liver.
Primarily, the fibroscan test helps your gastroenterologist in identifying the degree of fibrosis or scarring in your liver. This scarring can be a result of a wide range of liver conditions. Common conditions for which your doctor may indicate fibroscan liver test include:
- Chronic liver disease
- Hepatitis B
- Fatty liver
- Hepatitis C
- Cholestatic disease
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Alcohol-related liver disease
Why is the fibroscan test done?
A fibroscan test helps in measuring the extent of scarring and fatty change in your liver. This test measures the stiffness of your liver and allows your healthcare provider to evaluate your condition and design a personalised treatment protocol. Through this test, your doctor can identify the causes and types of diseases that may be impacting your liver function.
It is sometimes done in conjunction with other tests such as ultrasound, imaging tests and blood tests.
What are the benefits of a fibroscan test?
Earlier, invasive techniques like liver biopsy were used to analyse a patient’s health. However, thanks to the advancements in medical science, tests like the fibroscan liver offer precision-driven results and an enhanced patient experience.
Benefits of a fibroscan liver test:
- Quick (takes nearly 10 minutes)
- Painless and non-invasive
- No risks and associated complications
- Improved patient experience
- The patient can return to normal activities immediately
- Improved visualisation
Who needs a fibroscan test?
Gastroenterologists order fibroscan tests for patients who display symptoms of liver diseases. This test may also be indicated to people who have a higher risk of developing liver conditions, which include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Unsafe sexual intercourse
- High cholesterol
You may seek a fibroscan test if you are experiencing the following symptoms of liver damage:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the eyes)
- Dark coloured urine
Anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of their liver function can opt for this test.
You can avail FREE fibroscan liver test at the CK Birla Hospital, Gurgaon on 3rd & 17th December 2021.
How is the fibroscan test done?
Fibroscan test is done using a specialised, state-of-the-art machine. This technology makes use of the velocity of vibration waves (shear waves ) to determine the hardness or stiffness of the liver.
Before the test
You will be asked to fast for at least 2 hours before the test. Ensure to wear comfortable clothing to allow easy access to your rib cage. You should make sure to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or have any implants or pacemakers.
During the test
Your healthcare provider will ask you to lie down on your back. He/she will apply a water-based gel on your skin and then place an ultrasound-like probe over the area where the liver is located. Using this probe, your doctor will produce certain vibration waves to evaluate the stiffness of your liver. You can expect to experience a gentle flicking sensation every time a vibration is passed.
After the test
Your healthcare provider will remove the water-based gel using a washcloth and proceed to prepare the results.
Understanding your Fibroscan results
The fundamental objective of a fibroscan test is to understand the levels of scarring on your liver. Higher levels of stiffness reading yielded from the test indicate higher levels of scarring or damage.
Fibroscan of liver normal ranges from 2.5 kPa to 75 kPa (kilopascals). Your fibroscan test results are used by your gastroenterologist to understand the progression of the disease and plan a treatment protocol that meets your unique health needs.
The results of a fibroscan liver test require expert insight. Your results may be difficult to comprehend if:
- You are obese or overweight
- You have an older or advanced age
- You have characteristics of a metabolic syndrome like diabetes, high blood pressure and accumulation of fat on your waist
Fibroscan test price in India varies from INR 1500- 5000. The CK Birla Hospital, Gurgaon is offering a FREE fibroscan liver test for adults on 3rd December 2021 & 17th December 2021. Based on your test results, our expert gastroenterologists will provide personalised guidance and management or preventive measures.
Ques: What type of doctor does a fibroscan?
Ans: A fibroscan is usually performed by a gastroenterologist.
Ques: What can a Fibroscan detect?
Ans: A fibroscan is used to detect the extent of scarring or fibrosis caused by several conditions in your liver.
Ques: Where can I get a fibroscan near me?
Ans: You can get a fibroscan in Gurgaon at the CK Birla Hospital.
Ques: How to reduce fibroscan score?
Ans: You can reduce your fibroscan score by making significant lifestyle changes such as limiting salt intake, taking medicines to remove excess fluid in your body and exercising every day.