Blood Test Appointments Halted 

We have been alerted to a shortage of products from a Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio that is impacting across most main blood tube supplies.

All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing.

Examples of clinically urgent testing include:

• Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral

• Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition

• Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral

• Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability 

Published: Aug 27, 2021