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Scheduling a FibroScan Examination

To arrange a FibroScan call our FibroScan line at 310-710-5220 or you can fill out the scheduling form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the FibroScan test expensive?
    The FibroScan test costs much less than a liver biopsy, and it is now billable to insurance.

    Ruane Medical accepts most PPO and Medicare insurance policies (co-pays/deductibles apply). Cash rates are available for patients with HMO insurance plans or no insurance.

    Contact us for information about insurance or cash rates.


  • Do I have to get a referral from a doctor?
    No, you don’t need a referral. You can just call us and schedule an appointment for the test.


  • Is it like an ULTRASOUND?
    The FibroScan examination feels like having an ultrasound, but it measures liver fibrosis - something that an ultrasound can not measure. Fibrosis is caused by fine scarring that is spread through the liver, a bit like a fine fishing net or gauze. FibroScan can tell us how much liver fibrosis a patient has and confirm or rule out if the liver is cirrhotic.


  • Is this a painful test, are there needles involved?
    No. This is a non-invasive test, much like an ultrasound. There is no needle, and all you feel is a gentle shock wave on your skin.


  • When are results delivered?
    Results are available immediately after the test.


  • Who will be conducting the FibroScan test?
    We have several medical staff and clinical researchers, both male and female who are trained and certified for FibroScan.


  • How do I prepare for the FibroScan test?
    Do not eat and drink for 3 hours before the test.


  • I am heavy. Is this a problem?
    No, our Fibroscan has both the regular and the XL probe.



Schedule your scan


Contact Us


5901 W Olympic Blvd Suite 401 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (map)


FibroScan is now billable to insurance.


We accept Medicare and most PPO insurance policies.


Cash rates are available for patients with HMO insurance plans or no insurance.



No referral needed


Instant results