You may have heard in the news this week that there is a national shortage of some blood sample tubes. These are the tubes that we use for our blood tests unfortunately.
As a result we may need to postpone some routine tests until supplies improve. We are reviewing the situation carefully and at present any tests needed acutely will still be able to be carried out. We will have to postpone any routine health checks. We are in the process of reviewing other routine tests – if your test has to be postponed we will let you know.
Dr C Hirst, 27 August 2021