LONDON Livercheck.com.uk on Tuesday announced the U.K. launch of a liver blood at-home test “to throw a vital lifeline to the millions of [British] drinkers who are potentially at risk from liver disease.”
LiverCheck is the first home blood-liver test available in the U.K., and aims to identify liver damage resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol.
“There is little doubt in my mind that it has the potential to save lives,” stated Rajiv Jalan of the University College London. “If someone knew their liver was damaged and likely to get worse, they would do something about it. Checking the health of the liver could avoid them getting to the stage where they are doing themselves real harm without knowing about it.”