MP Health Critic Murray Rankin Gets Tested for Hepatitis C

Today (April 17, 2015) in Victoria, BC, Official Opposition Health Critic MP @Murray Rankin showed his support for Baby Boomer testing of hepatitis C by "rolling up his sleeve" for the simple blood test. HepCBC was there to record this special occasion. We applaud this kind of "hands-on" action which shows leadership on the important health issue of un-diagnosed hepatitis C.  (See VIDEO below...) Just before he took the test, Mr. Rankin said, "I...

Fibroscan update – New machine already installed in Victoria

The new Fibroscan machine is already installed at the Percuro Clinic in Victoria, and the nurses who will be using this non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy have been trained. They will be taking patient referrals in early 2013. Referrals are being taken primarily from liver specialists, so you must get your GP to refer you to a liver specialist if you want a Fibroscan. GPs who are prescribing and treating HCV patients directly may also refer, in some...

Vancouver Island getting FibroScan Machine in early 2013

In early 2013 Victoria's Percuro Clinic will start offering FibroScan (non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy) services on Vancouver Island. Appointments will be by referral to Percuro from a physician who treats hepatitis C. Currently, there are only three FibroScan machines in British Columbia, all in Vancouver: one at Vancouver General Hospital, another at Pacific Gastro Services and the last at the LAIR (Liver & Intestinal Research) Centre. This ...